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.
My Japanese Green Tea
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
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.
Floating Leaves Tea
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.
Tea, Mud and Hope
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.
The Tea History Podcast
Laszlo Montgomery is known for hosting the Chinese History Podcast. He recently launched a new show that is dedicated solely to tea. Two entire episodes on Lu Yu? Yes, please! He digs even more deeply into history than most books do.
To Tea Together
William started To Tea Together as an extension of the World Tea Association. In each episode, he shares insightful conversations from the next generation of leaders, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and scholars.
The Teamigos Podcast
The Teamigos is a fun podcast where the host Vincent talks to people from many different walks of life. I really enjoy that all of them are tea people, though he does always include tea in one more or another.
Vincent interviewed me on one of his episodes! You can listen to it here.
Fellow blogger Tori from Siply Tealicious also has a podcast. In each episode, she dives into the stories that made people love tea the way they do. You’ll recognize many of her guests from the tea community on Instagram.
Tea Biz is a bit different because it is made for both the industry and tea enthusiasts. Dan Bolton shares insights and headlines from around the world. I really enjoy hearing from correspondents that are in India and other tea-producing countries.
Shernelle’s Tea Talk
Shernelle hosts a show dedicated to tea culture, tea enthusiasts, and tea lovers at all levels, whether they be beginners or connoisseurs. Each week she interviews a different guest. Many of them are business owners from around the world. I’ve discovered so many new tea companies through listening.
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 June 7th, 2021.
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This is a great list – I got hooked on Laszlo Montgomery’s China history podcast after listening to the tea episodes. The floating leaves tea podcast is the next best thing to going into the store and having tea with Shiuwen and Noah.
We are developing some fun tea content over at Tea Technique and would love to be on a future update to the list! The current discussions are editorial and focused, but we may have some future content that is suitable for tea lovers of all sorts.
All the best,
Thanks, Pat! I’ll be sure to look for your future episodes. Just a heads up, I removed your link as they are not allowed inside of comments.