All in This Tea

In Conversation

Tea importer David Lee Hoffman travels throughout China—sometimes on foot—in search of handcrafted premium teas. Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht follow this adventurer as he discovers exquisite teas and attempts to overcome bureaucratic obstacles to buying tea directly from farmers. Hoffman is most interested in teas that have been handpicked and carefully dried and heated to create the fragrance, color, and taste unique to each tea maker. Tea experts discuss the history and tradition of tea drinking and its health benefits. After seeing this film, you’ll never drink a cup of tea the same way again.

Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 70 mins
  • Les Blank Films

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