Tea Fascination

Tea Fascination

We examine the mystic, lore & history of the world’s most popular beverage. Featuring, interviews with tea industry leaders and conversations with those making a difference.


November 12, 2022 39 min

We are fortunate to talk with The Great Mississippi Tea company who are growing tea locally here in the US. They discuss their process and how they create award winning tea. 




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This episode continues the discussion of why tea has not been grown in the US commercially and also touches on a few resort Tea Estates that grow tea but also offer the tea garden as a destination.




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September 28, 2022 46 min

This podcast covers the history of growing tea in the US and discusses why tea has not flourished here in American as a crop. We examine the new measures that are being taken to grow tea here in the US. Featured on this episodes is Andrea McDonald, the president of the US League of Tea Growers, and Timmothy Gipson, co-founder of the Great Mississippi Tea Company. A tea company growing and processing their own award winning tea righ...

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September 28, 2022 50 min

Afternoon, or often referred to as High Tea, is a wonderful custom with a rich historyAfternoon, or often referred to as High Tea, is a wonderful custom with a rich history. We were lucky enough to speak to Angela Renals who created Destination Teas and ask her about her favorite spots for tea.

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Tasseography is the art of reading tea leaves. Even its origins are steeped in mystery. We discuss how it began and efforts to standardize it in this podcast. We are fortunate to interview Rae Hepburn author of the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards. For more info visit the the episode notes on teafascination.com.

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We discuss the world's most expensive cup of tea. Is it legend, taste, origin that determines the price?  Listen to the legend of Big Red Robe Tea and learn about London Tea Auctions, the first auctions used to set tea prices. We are lucky enough to speak to Mike Bunson, OBE, who was there during the last London Tea Auction, has been Hon. Tea Ambassador of the Sri Lanka Tea Board in UK and Hon. chairman of International Tea Committ...

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