Friday, February 17, 2012

March 6, 2012 All in This Tea Documentary - Cinema Arts Centre -Reception to follow presented by Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea

All in This Tea……

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:30pm –All in This Tea Documentary, David Lee Hoffman Lecture, Reception to follow presented by Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea at
Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743
Tea Reception Sponsored by Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea.

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Special Appearance :Live via Skype: World-renowned Tea Expert DAVID LEE HOFFMAN
Follow American tea expert David Lee Hoffman into the fascinating and very tasty world of tea as he journeys to China in search of the world’s finest teas
The latest film from distinguished documentarian Les Blank, in collaboration with co-director Gina Leibrecht, follows American tea importer David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the world’s finest teas. Hoffman is obsessed; during his youth he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal, which included a friendship with the Dalai Lama, and was introduced to some of the finest of teas. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China, the homeland of tea. There, he struggles against language barriers and Byzantine business codes to convince the Chinese that the farmers make better tea than the factories and that their craft should be honored and preserved. This craft cannot be learned from a book, but has been handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years. He drags the reluctant tea factory aficionados up a lush, terraced mountainside and brings them face to face with those “dirty” farmers. In an ironic twist, Hoffman reintroduces them to one of their country’s oldest traditions. But Hoffman is even a step ahead of his own country in that he is advocating “fair trade” and organics. Images of the farmers standing on urban street corners selling a week’s harvest for three dollars, in the shadow of China’s increasing number of high rises, illustrate the paradox that stepping into the modern world imposes. Tea experts James Norwood Pratt, Gaetano Kazuo Maida, and Winnie W. Yu provide the fundamentals of tea, lending weight to Hoffman’s endeavor. (USA, 2008, 70 min., color, DVD)
Get Tickets$9 Members / $13 Public (includes Reception & Sacred Rose® Tea Tasting)
Tickets also available by calling 800-838-3006, or at the CAC Box Office

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