14 Pews Bayou City Food and Film Festival: All in the Tea


During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. Hoffman's mission is to find and bring to the U.S. the best hand picked and hand processed tea. This search takes him directly to farms and engages him with Chinese scientists, business people and government officials as Hoffman wants tea grown organically without a factory, high-yield mentality.

By 2004, Hoffman has seen success. There are farmers collectives selling tea, ways to export "boutique tea" from China and a growing Chinese appreciation for organic farming's best friend, the earthworm.

The screening also features a tea tasting.



14 Pews
800 Aurora St.
Houston, TX


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