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Talking Tea

Conversations about tea and tea culture

Talking Tea Live Event with Zhen Tea - Join Us on 12/1/2017

Nov 1, 2017

    

Listeners have been asking if we could do live Talking Tea events, so as we begin our 4th season at Talking Tea we're partnering with Zhen Tea for our first live, interactive event: 

Exploring the World of Chinese Tea

In the Talking Tea tradition, we'll be in conversation with Zhen Lu and Phil Rushworth of Zhen...


Oct 26, 2017

To kick off Talking Tea's fourth season, we're at Té Company, an exquisite teahouse in New York's West Village, talking about an exquisite tea - the aptly named Oriental Beauty. 

We chat with Elena Liao and Frederico Ribeiro, owners and founders of Té Company, about the origins of their teahouse, how they've created a...


May 25, 2017

When we serious tea drinkers start to broaden our knowledge of tea, we often encounter two terms that can seem mysterious or confusing: cultivar and origin. What is a tea cultivar, and why is it important? And what exactly does the origin of the tea refer to, and why should we care?

To begin looking in depth at cultivar...


Mar 31, 2017

Earlier this year, TJ Williamson of the World Tea Podcast invited us to join him in leading a session on industry-specific podcasting at Podcamp Toronto. And when the nice folks at Podcamp also gave us the opportunity to record a Talking Tea episode in front of a live audience at Toronto's Imperial Pub,  TJ graciously...


Mar 8, 2017

We're calling this episode "learning tea" because learning about tea can be like learning a language - like learning English, or French, or Chinese, or any other language. There's a vocabulary to tea, and the world of tea is so vast, with so many words, facts and concepts to learn and keep track of, that it's easy to...