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Summary: We’re taking back tea-time and kicking it up a notch while turning up the fun. No sitting around in a stuffy living room sipping from dainty china with pinkies in the air. We don’t mind a bit of dirt and we’re going to take you into the nitty-gritty. What is tea? Why should we drink the stuff? What do we do with it? Manish Shah will be delving deep into the world of tea: introducing you to the people who make it, the people who sell it and those who drink it. Brace yourself – you’ll soon know everything you never knew you wanted to know about tea. You’ll be Steeping Around with Manish Shah.

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 The Final Steeping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In our final episode of Steeping Around, Manish, Lisa, and a secret guest discuss the show.  Where has Steeping Around come from, and where will it be going?  And what is the significance of the number 108?  Find out, in this final Steeping. Show 108– The Final Steeping To continue to learn about all things […]

 Tea Parties, Now and Then | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Manish and Lisa discuss the many types of tea-times and relay the history of “low tea”, the famous Victorian tradition.  Then, they explain how you can host a tea party of your own, whether you choose to be elaborate or modern in your approach. Show 107– Tea Parties, Now and Then Lisa prefers black teas, […]

 Entertaining – Padma and Tea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Padma Lakshmi of Bravo’s hit TV series Top Chef joins us again this week in a continuing interview about her love of and connection with tea.One of her favorite ways to entertain guests is with tea. How? Tune in to find out. Show 105– Padma Takes On Tea Check out Padma’s line of teas, called Easy […]

 Padma Takes On Tea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week’s show features a wonderful interview with one of the top celebrities of the culinary world–Padma Lakshmi, of Top Chef! In addition to her expansive knowledge and experience in the world of fine cuisine, Padma knows an awful lot about tea. This week, she talks about her tea heritage and her new line of […]

 Tea, The Ingredient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We’re talking all things tea, but this time we’re not talking about tea-the-drink, but instead tea as a culinary ingredient.  Join Manish and Lisa in a special interview with Chef Ramiro Scavo of Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, as he describes the many ways that tea can make a recipe unforgettable. Chef Scavo fondly remembers poaching […]

 A Perfect Pair – Tea and Food Pairings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We’ve all heard of pairing wine with our favorite foods, but what about tea?  This week Manish and Lisa explore the diverse possibilities of tea pairings , from white teas to black teas, and from Asian to Mexican food.  We also welcome Timothy Hsu back to the show today, for more of his insights on […]

 Tea and Cigar Pairings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We’re entering the exciting world of tea pairings, and our first is rather unusual: tea and cigars. Did you know that for every tea, there is a perfect cigar to match? Find out the benefits of pairing these two arts of enjoyment and how to make a pair yourself in this exciting show. If you […]

 Bloopers and Bellinis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We’ve produced over a hundred shows of Steeping Around, and it’s time to party!  Join Manish and Lisa in celebrating with this very special, very funny bloopers show.  Listen in on all the stuff that gets cut out of the show… for better or for worse!  Cheers, and happy anniversary! Try adding a little Sweet […]

 Shapes and Sizes: The Leaves Reveal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Manish and Lisa wrap up our series on tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy, by focusing once again on tea.  What type of tea is used?  Should it be loose leaf, or can the leaves from tea bags be read as well? And what sorts of shapes and symbols present themselves, what do they mean? Amy […]

 Fate or Fortune – What’s in the Cup? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The leaves in the bottom of our cup have a message for us. But–is the fortune that they describe our fate, or have we some say in the matter? Amy Taylor, a professional tea leaf reader, joins us once again to describe the nature of tea leaf readings. How should we interpret the symbols left […]

 Reading the Leaves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week, we’re peering deeper into the cup than ever before. Manish and Lisa discuss the art of tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy. What exactly is tasseomancy, and where does it come from? What sorts of things can the leaves reveal? Amy Taylor, a tea leaf reader out of Canada, joins Manish in a special interview […]

 Chai: Innovations and Limitations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Manish continues his conversation with Katrina Ávila Munichiello this week, as she asks him about his innovations on chai within his own company.  Is there anything that he would never do with chai? Listen as Manish and Lisa wrap up this interview-in-reverse. Perhaps the most inventive chai blend offered by Manish’s own tea company is the […]

 Chai from the Motherland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We’re starting out the new year with a special interview-in-reverse. Katrina Ávila Munichiello, senior editor of Tea Magazine, requested an interview with Manish about chai, the spiced tea latté that he brought from the motherlands to the palates of American drinkers. This week, Lisa and Manish share that interview with listeners in a spicy new show. […]

 Punches for Parties | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Manish and Lisa are stirring the punchbowl this week, for a special show that is sure to spike up your holidays. Are you in charge of making the holiday punch? Tune in for six crowd-pleasing recipes. Happy holidays! The Spiced and SPIKED Tea Punch that Manish describes in the second segment of the show features delicious […]

 Hot Toddies for Cold Weather | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It’s cold season, and we’ve got a classic and delicious way to feel better right away: hot toddies!  Manish and Lisa take you through the history of hot toddies, classic recipes, and tea-based versions of the drink.  In the third segment, Manish reveals a Maya Tea Toddy, made with our own Original Herbal Chai. Most […]


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