For those of you who will be in the Seattle area at the end of April, the film All In This Tea will be showing at the Seattle International Film Festival, April 23-24, 7:30pm.
I saw the film a few months ago and while it certainly isn’t a comprehensive look at tea in general, and is a little personality-focused (it’s about David Lee Hoffman of Silk Road Teas more than it is about tea), I can heartily recommend it for tea beginners. For the more advanced tea geeks, there may still be a few “Oh, that’s cool!” moments unless you’ve already got experience trying to buy large quantities of good handmade tea from China. That is, in essence, the quest that Hoffman is on during this film.
If you’re in the area, check it out! Also, you can pick up literature for the upcoming Northwest Tea Festival, which is co-presenting the film with SIFF.