This post was originally written way back in 2013. Many podcasts have come and gone since then so I figured that it was high time for an update. I listen to a lot of podcasts during my commute, many of them related to tea. My go-to app is Google Podcasts but you can also use iTunes, Spotify, and other music streaming services. I’ve linked each of the podcast’s website where available so that you can learn more about them.
Ricardo from the My Japanese Green Tea blog also hosts a podcast by the same name. He interviews the founders of tea companies and other people in the industry. I recommend giving it a listen if you want to learn more about Japanese teas like sencha, matcha, and gyokuro.
Ricardo had me on one of his episodes! You can listen to it here.
Talking Tea is hosted by Ken Kohen. In every episode, he talks with a tea expert, writer, seller, industry insider or educator about unique aspects of tea drinking, tea history, tea production or tea culture. I learn something new every time that I listen in.
TeaLife Audio is a podcast about the Japanese Way of Tea and related arts. It is a round table discussion with a rotating cast of guests. I’ve never formally studied chanoyu but listen to this podcast has helped me understand it so much more.
Pod of Tea is hosted by Emma, a UK tea enthusiast. Her enthusiasm and excitement are positively contagious. Each episode features a review of a different tea. I love that she always includes background information about the tea being discussed.
Shiuwen Tai of Floating Leaves Tea, a tea shop in Seattle, hosts a very entertaining podcast. I love getting in-depth knowledge about Taiwanese teas, especially her stories about interactions with tea farmers. Shiuwen’s laughter makes me feel like I’m sitting in her shop drinking tea.
This podcast is hosted by Monica of Windy Hollow Farm, a Scottish tea grower. There have been a few interviews and a tour of Paris. Growing tea is quite an adventure so I’m sure there will be a lot of interesting topics to come.
Mary Lu Ryan (of the Miss Mary Lu YouTube channel) hosts a podcast with elements of tea. She also talks about self-care experiments, awesome happenings from listeners, and happy news stories. It makes for a positive start to the day when I listen on my way to work.
Is there another tea-focused podcast that I should know about? Let me know about it in the comments below!
This post was first published on June 18th, 2013. Updated on March 2nd, 2019.