Leaf and Water

In Search Of Premium Teas

American tea importer, David Lee Hoffman, travels to the most remote locations in China, where, according to Hoffman, the absolutely best tasting teas are grown by small farmers who’ve been cultivating the leaf for generations.  This film (recorded at the same time as Les Blank and Tom Valens gathered footage for the award winning  ALL IN THIS TEA)  was made to promote Hoffman’s company, Silk Road Teas. It takes us inside the often complex world of finding and importing organic teas.  This clip combines two short excerpts from the 45 minute video.

Filmed and edited by Tom Valens, additional camera work by Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht, and David Lee Hoffman