December 13, 2007

Documenting tea: the new Les Blank film


Jamie of Tea on Tap (thank you Jamie) asked about the Les Blank documentary. Unfortunately I have not seen it. I arrived for the first showing to find it and the second (and final) showing that evening sold out!

I missed last night's screening at Numi Tea in Oakland but the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology will show the movie and host a tea tasting with Les Blank on February 7. Additional screening information can be found here.

In the meantime, if anyone has seen All In This Tea, please consider writing a review for Notes on Tea.

Source: All In This Tea web site

Director Les Blank has just released a documentary titled All In This Tea about handmade tea, traditional tea making, and contemporary tea factories in China. I have not seen the documentary, so this is not a review. However, I intend to watch it this weekend at the El Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito. The press kit is available here and a trailer can be viewed here.


  1. So how was the documentary - did you go? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts, since it sounds like a potentially good show... :-)

  2. As a tea consumer, I was delighted to watch this movie. Following the production steps were very informative and fascinating to watch. It makes you see how the different varieties of tea are created. A variety of techiques were shown. The part about the Puer-h Tea and "Puer-h Caves" were my best. Very interesting.


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