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  • Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi's blooming jasmine tea.

Padma’s Blooming Tea

An inside look at one of Padma Lakshmi’s blooming teas, this is the Jasmine variety of Easy Exotic.

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  • Lisa sipping a bellini for the centennial of Steeping Around.Shall I blow the horn again?
  • A Tea Party: Party hats, horns, and champagne flutes for this anniversary.Getting ready to celebrate 100 shows!
  • Loud horns to help celebrate in this episode of Steeping Around.There will be horns.
  • A bellini is the perfect recipe for this centennial anniversary celebration.Bellinis: Champagne and peach nectar.
  • Host Manish Shah, skeptical about the horns and hats.A skeptical Manish...
  • Bellini: Prosecco champagne and peach nectar.Cheers! Let the libations flow!
  • Sarah Price and Lisa Derfus, celebrating Steeping Around together.Show producer/editor Sarah Price with co-host, Lisa Derfus.
  • Manish getting into the flow, enjoying his bellini and Steeping Around.Hats. Everybody's wearing them.
  • Recording the 101th show of the podcast, Steeping Around.Getting down to business... Recording a bloopers show.
  • Co-host Lisa Derfus, talking about her experiences so far on the tea podcast.Lisa, ready for round two!
  • Lisa with a bellini and horn, celebrating the tea podcast, Steeping Around.Lisa enjoying herself.

Photos from the Centennial

100 shows is certainly a reason to celebrate… and we’re doing it!  Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of our party. Read more…

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  • CupofDestiny5A book of symbols and significances.
  • CupofDestiny4The Cup of Destiny kit, new in the box!
  • CupofDestiny6Lisa studies tasseomancy.
  • CupofDestiny1The Cup of Destiny set.
  • CupofDestiny2The Saucer of Destiny.
  • CupofDestiny3The Cup of Destiny.

Lisa Studies Tasseomancy

Lisa begins to explore the art of tea leaf reading on her own, using the “Cup of Destiny”. Read more…

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  • Tasseomancy1Amy Taylor, our expert on tasseomancy.
  • Tasseomancy2Amy interprets the leaves after having a nice cup of tea and conversation with her client.
  • Tasseomancy3What do you see?

Peer into the cup…

Photos from Shows 98, 99, and 100 (posting soon!):  Tea Leaf Reading!

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  • GrandmothersGrandmother's Punch: the one you had in grade school.
  • PalmerPunchTea Punch: a fruity kick to the head.
  • SpikedPunchSpiced and SPIKED tea punch: let's just cut to the chase.
  • GrossmuttersGrossmutters Punsch: German Geniousness.
  • EnglishEnglish Christmas Punch: get your fire extinguisher ready.
  • ChainogChai Nog Latté: it's another kind of nog.

Recipes for Punches

Throw some punches this holiday season… er, parties.  With punches. These recipes were featured on Show 95, Punches for Parties.

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  • Samurai Krunkles IPA (India Pale Ale) by Terrapin Beer Co of Athens Georgia.
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Photos of Terrapin Brews

In show 92, Tea Brews By Terrapin, Manish and Lisa sample Samurai Krunkles, a jasmine-infused India Pale Ale by Terrapin Beer Co.

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Photos from the Borderlands

Manish interviews Blake Collins on-site at the Borderlands Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ. Blake describes what exactly beer is, what his inspirations are as a brewer, and the future of tea-infused beers. Interview featured on shows 90 & 91, The Beer Necessities and Brew from the Borderlands.

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  • newhost89Who is our new mystery host??
  • lisashow89Welcome Lisa Derfus, the beautiful new co-host of Steeping Around.
  • lisamanish89Surprise! It is Lisa, a long-time friend of Manish.
  • manishshow89Manish recaps the changes since our last show, eight months ago!

Our New Co-host

In show 89, “Welcome Back!” Manish introduces Lisa Derfus, our fabulous new co-host!

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Images from Show 88 – Charitea

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Manish with Eva Lee of Tea Hawaii & Co

Manish interviews Eva Lee of Tea Hawaii & Co, for Show 82, “Island Hopping: Hawaiian Tea” and Show 83, “Elevational Varieties: Hawaiian Teas Pt. 2”.

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Manish interviews Joy Njuguna with Royal Tea of Kenya for Show 75

 

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Suzan Sculatti

Manish interviews Suzan Sculatti of Tea Time Trading Co. for Show 60, “Strong Women and Stupendous Tea-Making”.

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Kelley Smith of Squeezmo

Manish interviews Kelley Smith of Squeezmo for Show 59, “A Better Way to Squeeze”.

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  • JohnLownJohn Lown of Takeya talks about his innovative iced tea maker.
  • redtakeyaThe Takeya Iced Tea Pitcher.
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John Lown of Takeya

Manish interviews John Lown of Takeya for Show 57, “Iced Tea: Three Methods, One Maker”.

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