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…
My parents were not in the tea business ... but apparently they had sown the seeds of my tea business-dom early and often.
Manish Shah from Show 96, “Chai from the Motherland”
- Grandmother's Punch: the one you had in grade school.
- Tea Punch: a fruity kick to the head.
- Spiced and SPIKED tea punch: let's just cut to the chase.
- Grossmutters Punsch: German Geniousness.
- English Christmas Punch: get your fire extinguisher ready.
- Chai Nog Latté: it's another kind of nog.
Throw some punches this holiday season… er, parties. With punches. These recipes were featured on Show 95, Punches for Parties.
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…
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…
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…
I'm not saying that I'm looking forward to the next time I'm sick ... but I know what I'm definitely going to have!
Lisa Derfus from Show 94, “Hot Toddies for Cold Weather”
Check out this recipe featured on Show 94, Hot Toddies for Cold Weather.
It’s cold season, and we’ve got a classic and delicious way to feel better right away: hot toddies! Manish and Lisa take you through the history of hot toddies, classic recipes, and tea-based versions of the drink. Read more…
I knew we wanted to brew big, bold beers that didn't pay attention to stylistic guidelines, and to use the entire landscape of culinary ingredients as potential ingredients for beer.
Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, from Show 93, “Head Full of Dogfish”
Manish and Lisa sample SahTea beer, a special ale brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales. Among its many complex flavor notes is… you guessed it, tea! Listen as Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head describes his company, Read more…
And don't forget--the wine drinkers, they spit. Beer drinkers, we swallow.
Spike Buckowski of Terrapin Beer Co., from Show 92, “Tea Brews by Terrapin”