All posts tagged origin

Charitea

Manish’s birthday has got him thinking about the things he is thankful for, and among them, for the good that is done within the tea industry for the tea farmers themselves. There is perhaps no better example than Ajiri Tea Read more…

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Elevational Varieties Hawaiian Teas Part 2

Manish and Tere welcome Eva Lee of Tea Hawaii & Co back to the show this week for our third show about “island tea”. Read more…

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Island Hopping–Hawaiian Tea

Last week we visited the Azores Islands for a glimpse of Portuguese tea. This week, we are island-hopping. Manish introduces Eva Lee of Tea Hawaii & Co, who grows tea on the island of Hawaii Read more…

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Tea Grown in Europe?

Manish and Tere continue their exploration of tea origins this week, shedding light on the places that we ordinarily don’t associate with tea plantations. A few weeks ago they spoke about Kenyan teas, and this week it’s off to Europe–Portugal, to be specific Read more…

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Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

“I have a good inkling of what this could turn into now, but given how naïve I was back then I can only imagine that my best guess of what I will turn into now is probably still short of the mark.  That leaves me kind of breathless, because the possibilities for all of us at the Maya Tea Company are pretty substantial.”

~ Manish Shah, on Steeping Around, show 79

The Maya Tea Company, like many businesses, has humble origins.  In the beginning there was only one product, a family recipe for chai tea, blended and packaged into teabags.  Ambitions were small, expectations were narrow, and even hopes fell short of what the tea company, after a decade, has become. Read more…

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Origins: From India to Tucson

While Manish is in India, Tere is hosting the show, and this week we’re talking origins. But rather than discussing the origins of tea, we are exploring Manish’s own origins. Read more…

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Tasting Kenyan Teas

Joy Njuguna of Royal Tea of Kenya joins Manish and Tere once again in an exploration of Kenyan tea.  This week, Joy introduces us to her company and her line of teas, Read more…

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Family, Friends and Kenyan Tea

What does Kenyan tea and family have in common?  Everything. Manish’s own family joins him on the show this week Read more…

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