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.
||Tasting Teas with David Lee Hoffman||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||3/7/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conversation with Winnie Yu, Teance||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 i||12/8/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Interview with Jonathan Kane, The Naked Leaf||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 o||10/21/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||ArtFarm||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||10/16/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conversation with Manik Jayakumar, Qtrade Teas & Herbs||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||10/3/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CoffeeFest 2009 and World Tea Expo East 2009||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 analyt||9/27/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Make Your Own Scented and Blended Teas and Tisanes||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||7/29/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cooking with Tea||Special Guest: Robert Wemischner, an accomplished chef, baker, teacher of cooking and food writer. Mr. Wemischner has taught at prestigious cooking schools thro||7/8/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Major Tea Misconceptions||We discuss major misconceptions / myths surrounding tea. Join us with your ideas and stories.||7/1/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tea Menu Planning||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 s||6/24/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Special Guest: Author Beatrice Hohenegger||Writer and curator Beatrice Hohenegger joins us for a lively perspective on Liquid Jade and upcoming the tea exhibition, “Steeped in History: The Art of Tea” at||6/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Science of Tea||Why is tea a healthy beverage? What components in tea make it special? How much do I have to drink? Ron returns to his scientist days and leads us in a discuss||6/10/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Recent Visits to Tea Shops in Japan||Emilie just returned from Japan and had a chance to visit a few tea shops. Join us for this abbreviated show as we discuss her experiences and observations.||4/22/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||World Tea Expo 2009 Preview||George Jage, President, World Tea Expo, will join us to discuss the upcoming World Tea Expo 2009 in Las Vegas on May 2 - 4, 2009. The World Tea Expo World T||4/8/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tea and Me - Open Microphone||We want to reserve this time to listen to our audience - what would you like to hear more about? We will schedule this for a 30 minute show, but will let thi||4/1/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Starting an Internet Tea Business - Business Series 02||Do you want to start selling tea on the internet? We quickly review a checklist of items you will need to get going. No prior experience required, just the moti||3/25/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress||Victoria, British Columbia is home to one of the society's most beloved traditions - Afternoon Tea. Our special guest this week is, Rob Anderson, Afternoon Tea||3/18/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Introduction to Green Tea||We'll discuss green tea--the leaf and the beverage -- as well as some prominent varieties. Call with your questions or share your stories of how you prepare and||3/11/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tea and the Digital Divide||Tea and its cultural traditions are often viewed as a foundation for communication among friends and acquaintances. But how has the dynamics of how we interact||3/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||SCORE and the Entrepreneur - Business Series 01||SPECIAL GUEST - Monty Dickinson, President, SCORE - San Diego Chapter. SCORE is a national association of active and retired businesspeople who volunteer to sha||2/25/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tea basics - how to steep a cup of tea - rebroadcast||Want to learn how to properly prepare a cup of tea? Tune in and learn the basics of water quality, temperature, time for preparing tea. We will discuss everythi||2/19/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Growing Up with Tea||Without giving it much thought, many of us understand tea to be a beverage - just water and leaves. To others, it's a way of life. We kick off our premier bl||2/11/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Tea for Noobs!
I just discovered TeaCast this past week. I've already listened to all of the episodes. I am a new tea drinker. This show has already given me great insight on tea methods and varieties. I can't wait to see more coverage of varieties. If you are a tea noob, this is the podcast for you. I also like the focus on overall health and wellness. Keep em coming.