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Film Night: “All In This Tea” with David Gambill, owner of Infusions Tea House in Sebastopol
July 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$9
Film Night: “… All In This Tea”
Friday, July 17, 7:30-10pm
Please join fellow food lovers for a convivial evening of tea, drinks, food, film, and conversation in the 2nd of three film nights at 7:30pm,Friday, July 17th. The film we will be viewing is All In This Tea by Les Blank & Gina Leibrecht.
Tickets for this event are $9. Participants are asked to bring a food item or beverage:
Last name starts with A-F: Beverages; with G-O: Appetizers; with P-Z: Desserts.
Our speaker for the evening is David Gambill owner of Infusions Tea House in Sebastopol (6968 McKinley St, Sebastopol, CA 95472). We will taste a variety of teas donated and served by him as well as ice teas donated by The Taste of Tea in Healdsburg (109 North Street, Healdsburg, Ca 95448).
No need to be a Slow Food member to attend. Consider this an introduction to the ideas and ideals of Slow Food. However, if you wish to become a member please go to https://www.slowfoodusa.org/join-or-renew-membership and make sure to identify Slow Food Russian River as your chapter of choice.
“… All In This Tea,” a film by Les Blank & Gina Leibrecht, follows the world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world. During his youth, he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal where he was introduced to some of the finest tea. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China to find tea for himself, climbing up lush, terraced mountainsides to meet the farmers who practiced skills handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years.
“Take something as simple and ordinary as tea, then dig deeply into its roots to show that it is far more complex, subtle, varied, challenging and interesting than you would have ever believed. That’s the recipe for a delicious documentary, and this one delivers. A fanatical tea drinker in California becomes a connoisseur of fine teas, and then goes on to restore now forgotten traditions of organic artisan tea growing in China. Along the way he reveals the fascinating intricacies of how tea is hand-crafted, almost like a bottle of wine. This low-key journey into the hinterlands of China will completely transform your idea of tea.” (KK)
Read artist Lari Washburn’s blog post Time For Tea.
Please Follow The Rooster in your food/beverage choice by including at least one locally grown or produced food item. Make a small card with the name of your local producer so we can take a picture of our food and beverage tables and submit them to the Follow The Rooster website.