All in This Tea
All in This Tea (2007)

David Lee Hoffman is a man who has devoted his life to tea. Hoffman is an importer who brings unusual varieties of tea to discerning drinkers in the United States, specializing in teas that have been grown organically and picked and dried… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
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Nathan Lee
New York Times

All in This Tea is a delicious documentary about a beverage.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Brisk and agreeable, a handcrafted ode to the brew that is the beverage of choice where the Chinese, among many others, are concerned.

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Prairie Miller

This mass versus class appeal for the sake of a discerning guzzling US elite carpet bagging it in China, smacks suspiciously of tea imperialism.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

The film is both delightful and informative at every turn.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

A valuable addition to the growing canon of slow-food films for our fast-food nation.

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Pam Grady

It makes one long to sit down with a nice cup of tea. Theaters showing this excellent documentary might want to keep that in mind and stock up.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The film's quick-and-dirty verite yields some delightful caught moments, steeped in historical footnotes that only enhance.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Les Blank's profile of tea aficionado David Lee Hoffman will send every single viewer out the door toward the nearest teahouse with its infectious enthusiasm for the good life.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Most of the footage is mundane stuff, following Hoffman around farms and factories. I wish the film had been more compelling.

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