While You Were Steeping

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Hayden and Michael wish you all well for the holiday season, no matter how you celebrate, and share some information on how you can keep track when Season 2 returns after the break. A toast to a new year that is hopefully remarkably different t
Finally steering away from the most common source of tea, the camellia sinensis plant, Hayden and Michael take on the history of yerba mate, grown in the native rainforests of South America. Find out all about its methods and traditions for pre
Still on variants of the camellia sinensis, Hayden and Michael scrounge their way through a world of information on black teas, their many varietals, their history and mythology, and their cultural traditions. Origin and leaf blends, stories of
The second instalment of their deep-dive into specific tea categories, Hayden and Michael found out all about green tea, its origins in China and Japan, its supposed (and renowned) health properties, and its remarkably lengthy processes of prep
After a quick break over September/October, Hayden and Michael are back and ready to take another deep dive into tea history and tea culture. Season 2 takes a hard look at specific types of tea, how they're grown and made, and what their signif
Hayden and Michael have news to share about Season 2 of While You Were Steeping, coming in November. Listen here for what to expect from the second season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For their season 1 finale, join Hayden and Michael as they go down the rabbit hole researching modern trends in tea at the turn of the millennium, and look into major market shifts around supermarket tea, the boom of artisan products in the wel
Join Hayden and Michael as they chat with Hilary White, founder of Elmstock Tea in Western Australia, the very first company to have their tea tried on the podcast. Hilary tells our hosts about his 55-year history with tea, growing up on their
Join Hayden and Michael as they chat with Lisa Hilbert, founder of TeaTonic in central Melbourne. She tells the story of her journey from naturopath to purveyor of tea, and her favourite ingredients and blends among their renowned rainbow of te
Around the world, the word "tea" is completely synonymous with England, and British culture. Hayden and Michael delve into understanding how this came to be, including the history of Earl Grey, Lady Grey, wartime tea rations, and surges on the
Taken on a journey through the history of medieval Japan and the core principles of the Japanese matcha ceremony, Hayden and Michael speak with Adam Acar, director of 'Maikoya' in Kyoto, and expert consultant on Japanese culture.For more inform
The final instalment of this Tea Travel saga, the Opium Wars were the result of communication collapse and frustration between England and China, and England's growing monopoly on tea. Find out what caused tensions to rise high enough to bring
Following on from the Silk Road stories, Hayden and Michael explore the boom of tea trade by sea, monopolised by The East India Company, and its indelible impact on British colonialism, and the popularity of tea around the world.Teas reviewed i
Time to jump back to ancient China at the beginning of the Common Era. Hayden and Michael dive deep into the history of The Silk Road, as the first instalment in their saga of Tea Travel Tales, exploring the thousand-year journey of tea's intro
Fast forward to the 1770s in colonial North America. Hayden and Michael dig into the history of one of tea's most significant moments on the world stage: The Boston Tea Party. They discuss its relevance in the wake of major protests in the USA,
While You Were Steeping is a curatorial tea and culture podcast. Join your hosts, ex-housemates and theatre graduates Hayden Rodgers and Michael Mandalios as they discover the rich history of tea across time and cultures, and review locally sam
While You Were Steeping is a curatorial tea and culture podcast. Join your hosts, ex-housemates and theatre graduates Hayden Rodgers and Michael Mandalios as they discover the rich history of tea across time and cultures, and review locally sam
While You Were Steeping is a curatorial tea and culture podcast. Join your hosts, ex-housemates and theatre graduates Hayden Rodgers and Michael Mandalios as they discover the rich history of tea across time and cultures, and review locally sam
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