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Talking Tea

Conversations about tea and tea culture

Dec 15, 2017

Today we welcome back Kevin Gascoyne of Montreal's famed Camellia Sinensis Tea House to explore tea pairings, and specifically pairing tea with scotch. We begin our chat by looking at some current developments in tea innovation and sophistication, and then begin to look directly at pairing and explore how two different...

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...