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All in this tea– A film screening with Les Blank

World-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman explores some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world.

February 7, 2008 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To be followed by a Tea Tasting with Les Blank

Flower Films presents All In This Tea, a feature documentary by directors Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht that follows the world-renowned American tea importer, David Lee Hoffman, to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the finest handmade teas in the world. Not since Robert Fortune clandestinely made his way through the tea growing districts of China in 1843 to steal plants and seeds for the British Empire has a westerner attempted to gain access to the hidden world of tea, where farmers have been making it for generations. As the Chinese open their doors to the global marketplace, Hoffman opens their eyes to their own ancient tradition that links them, and all of us, to the distant past, while introducing the west to one of China’s cultural gems—the artistry and exquisite taste of fine, handmade tea.

All In This Tea had its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007, and has been screening in festivals around the world since then.