All in This Tea

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All in This Tea
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Directed byLes Blank
Gina Leibrecht
Produced byLes Blank
Gina Leibrecht
CinematographyLes Blank
Edited byGina Leibrecht
Flower Films
Distributed byFlower Films
Release date
  • April 14, 2007 (2007-04-14) (Ashland)
  • June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

All in This Tea is a 2007 documentary film co-directed by Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht, about Chinese tea. It follows the American tea connoisseur David Lee Hoffman as he travels to remote tea-growing areas of China. Hoffman attempts to interest Chinese tea growers and distributors in fair trade issues, and explores the importance of terroir and organic growing methods in both the quality and future sustainability of the Chinese tea market.[1][2][3][4]

The film premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2007.[5]

It was filmed with a hand-held camera on digital video and is 70 minutes in length.


Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 83%, based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "All in This Tea (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ "All In This Tea". Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ "All In This Tea (2007)". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ "All in This Tea – DVD Documentary". Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  6. ^ "All in This Tea (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 14 August 2017.

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