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David Lee Hoffman ...
Himself - American Tea Importer
Song Diefeng ...
Himself - Zhejiang Tea Import & Export Corporation
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Himself
Angela Justice ...
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Gaetano Kazuo Maida ...
Himself - Tea Arts Institute
James Norwood Pratt ...
Himself - Author, The Tea Lovers Treasury
Winnie W. Yu ...
Herself - Teance Fine Teas, Berkeley, CA
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During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. Hoffman's mission is to find and bring to the U.S. the best hand picked and hand processed tea. This search takes him directly to farms and engages him with Chinese scientists, business people, and government officials: Hoffman wants tea grown organically without a factory, high-yield mentality. By 2004, Hoffman has seen success: there are farmers' collectives selling tea, ways to export "boutique tea" from China, and a growing Chinese appreciation for organic farming's best friend, the earthworm. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 February 2016 | by (Cut 'n Shoot, Texas) – See all my reviews

I can't see how anyone could find this movie tedious. It was glorious, life changing and...FUN! It's a great docu-movie, full stop. But I have a thing for eating something appropriate with a movie and that opens the possibility to make this one extra entertaining. You can order online from a well known online marketplace the exact same teas he is tasting in this movie. After his visit a number of the growers he visits formed co-ops and they sell their tea online. I got a pound of really nice oolong at a reasonable price and a 14 year old puer that is un- freakin-believable. It's exactly like the black cakes with the depression in the center in the movie except that they're single serving sized. Man, was that a great combo with the movie!

The rating on this is WAAAAY too low. I can only conclude that there are a lot of anti-intellectuals voting.


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