Shernelle's Tea Talk

Shernelle's Tea Talk

A podcast dedicated to Tea Culture, Tea enthusiasts, and Tea lovers at all levels, whether they be beginners or connoisseurs. The show will highlight people that have a passion for Tea, interviews with Tea business owners, and the wider tea community. I will also be exploring the medicinal benefits of specific herbal teas.


August 7, 2021 39 mins

My Guest for episode 30 is Katherine Boucher one-half of the founders of The Jersey Tea Company, who are growers and producers of handcrafted organic single estate tea in Jersey.

The Jersey Tea Company began in 2016 and is owned and run by two couples, Katherine and Terry Boucher and Michelle and Cardin Pasturel. As well as working on the tea farm they also have other careers as health professionals (Psychologists and Chiropractor) ...

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Thomas Langnickel-Stiegler is a tea educator & consultant with over 10 years of experience working as a product specialist, educator and industry consultant with various projects at the forefront of what is sometimes referred to as the renaissance of loose-leaf tea in the Western world.

Thomas was a founding partner and chief teaist for Paper & Tea based in Berlin, and from there went on to work as a Tea Specialist at Temial...

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Annabel Kalmar is the founder of the Tea Rebellion which was started in 2017 to change the way tea is traded and to connect tea drinkers with tea farmers. Annabel developed a passion for improving farmers’ market access and incomes while studying agriculture and working in the fields of El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, harvesting coffee and interviewing farmers.

Annabel believes in transforming things that don’t work. She not...

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Anna Ye is a tea educator & speaker for private, corporate tea experiences and community tea events based in New York.

Anna comes with years of hospitality and fine dining experience, having previously worked at Chikalicious and Restaurant Daniel. In 2017, her growing passion for tea lead her to join the team at In Pursuit of Tea– a high-end purveyor that sources loose leaf teas from around the world– where Anna came across  the...

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On today's show, I have Diana Zheng one-half of the founders of Three Gems Tea based in Los Angles. 

Ayumi and Diana started Three Gems Tea to make tea breaks easy and wanted to create something but keep it good, simple, and fun by sourcing delicious loose leaf teas from family farms and designing teaware with a pop to brighten your table.

Their teas are grown in China and Taiwan, on family farms that use holistic growing practic...

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This weeks show's  guests are Vivian and Lorenzo the founders of Eastern Tea Leaves. The couple fell in love with an ancient tea forest ensconced in the dreaming mountains of southwest Yunnan.

Eastern Leaves owns thirty hectares of wild tea plantation land in the mountains, which flourishes naturally in the undergrowth of centuries-old Yunnan high mountain forest.

Their teas are fully organic, and they interfere as little as poss...

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Today's guest is Sergei Pegushin the founder of Chánnagasse Tea House,  located in Vienna Austria.  His tea house offers a variety of Chinese teas. Based on the traditional Chinese tea ceremony Gong fu Cha (工夫茶, Gōng fu chá). The premise of the teahouse is to offer guests a special tea experience, where they can sit and brew top-grade quality tea, inside the tea house.

I came across Chánnagasse via Instagram and was immediately ...

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Today's episode is with Alessandra Rovetta a Tearista/ Tea Expert who works at Fortnum and Mason.  Fortnum and Mason is a famous upscale department store in central London well known as an “essential destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, exceptional service, and joy-giving things”. I'm a big fan of Fortnum and Mason and really enjoyed having afternoon tea there. 

Fortnum & Mason have recently launched a...

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In this one off coffee episode (It'll be back to tea next episode, I promise) 
I have the founders of Mikah Blue Coffee company,  a family owned business lead by Investment Banker and Second generation Coffee Trader, Michael and his wife Shenika,  both Jamaicans who now reside in the United Kingdom (UK) and Jamaica.

The history of Mikah Blue Coffee company dates back thirty (30) years since 1990 when Michael's Uncle and Mento...

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Today's guest is Regina Rivero the founder of OHA tea based in Mexico. Regina spontaneously started her tea business and has been running the business for 6 years, using a mix of local Mexican herbs and teas from around the world.  Regina infuses live events with poetry, arts, and tea tasting sessions.

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April 25, 2021 58 mins

Journal du Thé is based on an idea by French artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck and design by Tillmann Wendelstein.  Both gather content and edit each and every chapter themselves occasionally with the help of guest contributors. The magazine is a collaborative project to express authentically creative expression, based around tea and to share the many unique stories behind it. 

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Artéfact was founded in 2014 by Kaleigh Johnson and Fadel Imendjerioune. Artéfact consists of a boutique/tea shop, book shop, and exhibition space located in the heart of the Marais in Paris.

Artéfact source their teas directly from the most talented producers around the world (Malawi, Nepal, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, China, Vietnam, Georgia, Laos, Japan, Colombia, Rwanda & India), buying the finest batches of teas produced e...

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April 11, 2021 34 mins

Sarah Kiani is the creator and founder of Kiani Tea, a tea brand that is stylish, and a fusion of the modern and the traditional.

Sara worked in the fashion industry for a few years but she knew that one day she would like to slow down from the fast paced world of fashion and set up her own tea company, so when the pandemic started Sara jumped at the opportunity to move forward with her tea business dream, and hasn't looked bac...

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Eduardo Molina works as a Tea Specialist for the popular Paper & Tea company based in Berlin. During his years studying economics, he became discontent and wanted to change his career direction to his new growing passion for tea. 

Eduardo pursued his love for tea and has been very successful ever since, he even manifested his dream (tea) job while traveling in Taiwan, and was offered the opportunity to move to Berlin and join th...

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Rui is the CEO & founder of Grass People Tree,  a natural tea company specialising in the finest teas from her hometown of Guizhou, China.  
Rui worked in the busy world of international fashion for over 10 years and was at the point of burnout in her career, where she decided to embark on a journey back to her roots in the province of Guizhou to showcase and spread awareness on the ancient form of wild agriculture that lives i...

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Wenzhuo Liu  is an Artist, Writer, Teabiologist and Guqin lover, who along with her husband, who is a Daoist priest, are  the founders of Liu-Tea-Art, alongside Wudang-Daoist-Tea.  The couple lived in Wudang Shan for many years and managed their own tea plantation since 2014. They have relocated to Germany and are in the process of establishing a Daoist temple with a tea garden, where they will share knowledge on Daoisim, Tea Cultu...

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Satemwa Tea is a 3rd generation family-owned Tea and Coffee Estate located in the ShireHighlands of Malawi which was established in 1923. 

For nearly 100 years Satemwa has been crafting superior teas and coffees which are exported around the world. They offer a range of unique artisanal green, white, oolong, black and dark teas.

I interview Alexander Kay & Woulter Verelst who talk me through what Satemwa has been up to past and p...

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Will Ritson has been in the tea business for a few years. During breaks from his musical career, he got into tea and took on a job at the famous Mei Leaf tea shop in Camden Town in London. While working at Mei Leaf Will got to develop and learn more about the depths of tea. 

Will was later offered a job at Jing tea and currently works there as a tea consultant. Jing provides tea drinkers and tea enthusiasts 'Virtual Tea Flights&...

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Xenia Blanco is a lover of tea and her passion for it took her on a path to Japan, where she has traveled extensively over the years. Xeina has been fortunate to take part in the  Japan Tea Export Council Tea Study Trip & is an active member of the GJTA. 

She writes regularly about Japanese teas in both English & Spanish & posts tea & food pairings on her blog. When she is not brewing tea or making a tea experiment, ...

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Emre Ercin is one of the founders of Lazika tea, a tea company based in Rize, in the black sea region of Turkey, also named the Turkish Alps.  The tea company specializes in locally grown quality teas. The company is doing a great job at bringing Turkish teas to a wider audience in and outside of Turkey.

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