• Interviews

    Podcast Episode 4: Interview with Elyse from Tealet

    +Elyse Petersen from +Tealet is one of the most enthusiastic tea lovers that I have had the pleasure to meet. I’m so excited to share my recent interview with her. We talked about everything from tea to Hawaii and Tetris. I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did! Here are some the links Elyse mentions in case you want to check them out: Tealet: http://www.tealet.com Free Hawaii Tea: http://www.tealet.com/tea/profile/38 Wholesale Auctions: http://www.tealet.com/wholesale Vimeo Page: https://vimeo.com/tealet/videos


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    Podcast Episode 3: Interview with Tea Setter

    I know that I’ve been lazy but I finally got around to filming another podcast episode. This time I did a quickie interview with +Matt Kitchen from the brand new company, Tea Setter. It’s always great to meet new tea people and Matt really knows his stuff. I’ll be publishing some reviews of his teas in the future and he’ll be sharing a guest post here soon as well. In the meantime, take a look and don’t be afraid to comment. We would both love to hear from you!

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    Podcast Episode 2: Interview with JusTea

    I know it’s been a while but I finally got around to filming another podcast episode. This time I interviewed Britta from JusTea, an exciting project that is currently fundraising on Indiegogo. I was really impressed with their story and their passion. Here is a bit about who they are follow by the video of our interview. After watching, please consider supporting them and help spread the word. JusTea is a social justice movement wrapped in a social business. JusTea is partnering with small scale Kenyan tea farmers to empower them to learn how to hand process their own tea from the wet green leaf to whole leaf black tea and then buy…

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    Podcast Episode 1: Interview with Rachel from iHeartTeas

    I am beyond excited to announce the launch of my podcast! There a few kinks to work out and I’ll need to get a few more episodes under my belt before iTunes will add it to their store. If you click on the new Podcast tab, you’ll be able to see a list of all of the episodes as well as how to subscribe using the RSS feed. My first episode features an interview with Rachel of +iHeartTeas. I’m glad that I did my first one with someone I already knew well because I was very nervous. Practice makes perfect and I am going to work on a lot of things (like remembering…

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    An Interview with Little Red Cup Tea Company

    Last month I reviewed the Lu Mei Green Tea from Little Red Tea Cup Co. They are a brand new company who is off to a great start. I recently had an opportunity to interview Martin Connelly, one of their co-founders. Q: What inspired you to start Little Red Cup Tea Co.? A: You could say the seeds of the Little Red Cup Tea Company were sown the first time our family visited China, in 1992. That might be disingenuous, since I was six at the time, but it is certainly fair to say that we started a tea company because of our family’s abiding interest in China, and not the other way…

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    Interview with Runa Tea

    I recently had an opportunity to interview Anna from Runa Tea. They produce a nifty little herbal tea called guayusa. It seems as though it will be the next yerba mate (which it is actually related to) as far tea trends go. Keep an eye out for reviews of their tea soon! 1. What is Guayusa? GUAYUSA (gwhy-you-sa) is a natural, delicious source of energy and nutrition from the Amazon. Brewed like an herbal tea, Guayusa offers clear and focused energy – what the native Kichwa people call “mental strength and courage.” A caffeinated holly leaf native to Ecuador, guayusa contains an exceptional balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids for your…