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The Final Steeping

In our final episode of Steeping Around, Manish, Lisa, and a secret guest discuss the show.  Where has Steeping Around come from, and where will it be going?  And what is the significance of the number 108?  Find out, in this final Steeping.

Show 108– The Final Steeping

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Tea Parties, Now and Then

Manish and Lisa discuss the many types of tea-times and relay the history of “low tea”, the famous Victorian tradition.   Read more…

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Entertaining – Padma and Tea

Padma Lakshmi of Bravo’s hit TV series Top Chef joins us again this week in a continuing interview about her love of and connection with tea. Read more…

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Padma Takes On Tea

This week’s show features a wonderful interview with one of the top celebrities of the culinary world–Padma Lakshmi, of Top Chef! In addition to her expansive knowledge and experience in the world of fine cuisine, Padma knows an awful lot about tea. Read more…

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Tea, The Ingredient

We’re talking all things tea, but this time we’re not talking about tea-the-drink, but instead tea as a culinary ingredient.  Join Manish and Lisa in a special interview with Chef Ramiro Scavo of Pasco Kitchen & Lounge Read more…

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A Perfect Pair – Tea and Food Pairings

We’ve all heard of pairing wine with our favorite foods, but what about tea?  This week Manish and Lisa explore the diverse possibilities of tea pairings Read more…

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Tea and Cigar Pairings

We’re entering the exciting world of tea pairings, and our first is rather unusual: tea and cigars. Did you know that for every tea, there is a perfect cigar to match? Read more…

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Bloopers and Bellinis

We’ve produced over a hundred shows of Steeping Around, and it’s time to party!  Join Manish and Lisa in celebrating with this very special, very funny bloopers show. Read more…

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Shapes and Sizes: The Leaves Reveal

Manish and Lisa wrap up our series on tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy, by focusing once again on tea.  What type of tea is used? Read more…

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Bonus Clip from Show 99 – Reading Difficult People

Are there certain people that a tea leaf reader simply cannot get a reading out of? Or, are there times when a reader cannot do any readings at all? Find out in this bonus clip from Show 99, Fate or Fortune. Read more…

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Fate or Fortune – What’s in the Cup?

The leaves in the bottom of our cup have a message for us. But–is the fortune that they describe our fate, or have we some say in the matter? Read more…

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Reading the Leaves

This week, we’re peering deeper into the cup than ever before. Manish and Lisa discuss the art of tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy. What exactly is tasseomancy, and where does it come from? Read more…

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Chai: Innovations and Limitations

Manish continues his conversation with Katrina Ávila Munichiello this week, as she asks him about his innovations on chai within his own company.  Is there anything that he would never do with chai? Read more…

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Chai from the Motherland

We’re starting out the new year with a special interview-in-reverse. Katrina Ávila Munichiello, senior editor of Tea Magazine, requested an interview with Manish about chai, the spiced tea latté that he brought from the motherlands to the palates of American drinkers. Read more…

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Punches for Parties

Manish and Lisa are stirring the punchbowl this week, for a special show that is sure to spike up your holidays. Are you in charge of making the holiday punch? Tune in for six crowd-pleasing recipes. Happy holidays! Read more…

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