Up 5,194 this week

All in This Tea (2007)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 187 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 7 critic

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. ... See full summary »

0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 14 titles
created 07 May 2011
list image
a list of 645 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
a list of 45 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
a list of 82 titles
created 08 Apr 2013

Related Items

Search for "All in This Tea" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: All in This Tea (2007)

All in This Tea (2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of All in This Tea.

User Polls


1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the spirit of New Orleans. First a funeral: Allen Toussaint explains that you arrive slow and cut up afterwards. Then it's food, with a lesson in eating crayfish at Frankie and ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons
Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film about the grueling construction of not one but two world class restaurants. We follow Danny Meyer, arguably the most successful restaurateur in America. Our cameras follow the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger M. Sherman
Stars: Tom Colicchio
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Zen priest in San Francisco and cookbook author use Zen Buddhism and cooking to relate to everyday life.

Director: Doris Dörrie
Stars: Edward Espe Brown, Doris Dörrie
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

Director: Steven Greenstreet
Stars: Richard Atkinson, Denise Austin, Brooke Bates
Puamana (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Les Blank
Documentary | Biography | History

In the year 2000, Les Blank, along with co-filmmaker Gina Leibrecht, visited Richard Leacock (1921-2011) at his farm in Normandy, France and recorded conversations with him about his life, ... See full summary »

Directors: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht
Stars: Richard Leacock, Valérie Lalonde
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Documentation of 1967 Los Angeles Easter Sunday Love-In.

Director: Les Blank
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Erol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe.

Director: Les Blank
Stars: Werner Herzog, Tom Luddy, Michael Goodwin
Marc and Ann (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Les Blank
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).

Director: Les Blank
Stars: Leon Russell, Eric Anderson, Malissa Bates


Cast overview:
David Lee Hoffman ...
Himself - American Tea Importer
Song Diefeng ...
Himself - Zhejiang Tea Import & Export Corporation
Angela Justice ...
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


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 farmer's 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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis



Parents Guide:






Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einai ola mes' sto tsai  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Tea Feast
23 January 2008 | by (Greensboro, N.C.) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Austin, Texas accompanied by five distinct varieties of teas to drink, most actually coming from the Hoffman estate. Before seeing this film, drinking those teas would have meant little to me. But after seeing the film and learning about the tea making process, from plant to package, I became more aware of the effort it takes to enjoy a quality tea. Les follows tea exporter David Hoffman around China as he talks to everybody, from politicians and businessmen down to the farmers about buying good quality organic tea. The term organic, says Hoffman, is a recent term. Seventy five years ago, all tea was organic. Before chemical fertilizers were touted as the solution to the mass production of tea, centuries old methods of tea growing was the only way of production. Today, Hoffman battles Chinese bureaucracy and stubbornness to sway the government away from vast modernization and to buy traditional tea directly from the farmer for a good price. The battle is long and hard and filled with potholes and bumpy roads. China believes that the chemical fertilizers will increase production and exports. Hoffman argues that the farmers won't even drink the teas grown with chemical fertilizers. The teas I drank from the Hoffman estate were exquisite. Much better than any Lipton or Bigelow tea. After seeing this film I can rest assured that I won't be poisoning myself anymore with chemically grown teas. I now know what to look for, thanks to Les.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss All in This Tea (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page