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TeaCast - Tea beverage, culture, health, and business


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TeaCast is an international community bound by the common appreciation for tea and herbal tisanes. These cultural and personal rituals have been practiced for thousands of years and continues to serve as a focal point for peacefulness, tranquility, harmony, wisdom and hospitality. Each episode will feature preparation and tasting notes for a selected set of teas. Have a hot cup of tea and join us for a delightful conversation among friends.

On-Demand Episodes

We taped a portion of our recent visit with David Lee Hoffman. David has traveled frequently to China to individually taste and collect one of the finest pu-erh collections in the States. David worked with Les Blank on creating, "All in this... more

We speak with Winnie Yu, Director, Teance, a specialty, direct from garden wholesaler and retailer of Chinese and Taiwanese teas. Ms. Yu has been instrumental in the reemergence of tea as a beverage of cultural and historical... more

The Naked Leaf is a specialty tea store located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jonathan Kane, the proprietor of The Naked Leaf, joins us for a lively discussion of how he transitioned into the retail tea business and explains some of... more

The Artfarm is an 11-acre organic farm born in 2003 when Margit and Victor took over a beautiful acreage in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. The Artfarm is a place where farming, creating, being and contemplating... more

Manik Jayakumar, President, Qtrade Teas & Herbs has amassed a series of remarkable achievements in the specialty tea industry. Starting from his rapid rise to a tea plantation manager in Sri Lanka through to heading one of the... more

CoffeeFest 2009 and World Tea Expo East 2009 - observations and impressions from a tea perspective. Ron recently spoke at the conference on the use of analytics to better understand real sales performance and buying trends.... more

For as many teas as there are in the world, there are infinitely more creative teas and tisanes that can be derived from combining dried fruits, flowers, spices, herbs, and flavors. Desiree Nelson, Qtrade Teas & Herbs, joins us to discuss... more

Special Guest: Robert Wemischner, an accomplished chef, baker, teacher of cooking and food writer. Mr. Wemischner has taught at prestigious cooking schools throughout the U.S. from L'Academie de Cuisine in suburban... more

We discuss major misconceptions / myths surrounding tea. Join us with your ideas and stories.

Just getting started with your tea biz? We'll use this show to discuss menu planning - how to develop an effective tea menu for quick service, restaurant, and specialty retail applications.
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