The Meaning of Tea, Berkeley: 6:00PM Filmmaker’s Reception and 7:15PM Screening

"When we drink tea with others we shorten the distance between people." ~Feng Ming-Chung, Bao Zhong tea grower in The Meaning of Tea
San Francisco Tea Meetup Presents
The Meaning of Tea Filmmaker
Scott Hoyt and Renowned tea sage
James Norwood Pratt at Far Leaves Tea and The Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley Thursday, April 22nd

Please join our “tea inspired” reception and premier East Bay screening of the lyrical documentary film The Meaning of Tea. The Meaning of Tea Documentary Film Screening and Filmmaker's Reception 6:00-7:00 PM Filmmaker’s Reception and book signing with Scott Hoyt and James Norwood Pratt DOOR PRIZES, RAFFLE, DVD/CD/BOOK SIGNING and MORE!
Far Leaves Tea 2979 College Ave (at Ashby) Berkeley, California 94705 [masked]
7:15 PM Film Screening, with filmmaker Scott Hoyt The Elmwood Theatre 2966 College Avenue (at Ashby) Berkeley, CA 94705 [masked] WatchThe Meaning of Tea film, enjoy some wonderful tea, and share and experience the deeper meaning of tea!
Meet filmmaker Scott Hoyt, world-renowned tea authority James Norwood Pratt and other local tea enthusiasts.
The Meaning of Tea project is an ongoing, tea-inspired journey that celebrates the history, rituals, spirituality and simple pure enjoyment of tea through the eyes of tea lovers in places where tea is revered—from India, Taiwan, and Japan to Ireland and even Tea, South Dakota. We invite you to a special screening of the gorgeous film,
The Meaning of Tea. Through inspiring interviews with many of the tea world’s most engaging individuals—from tea pickers and plantation owners, to street sellers, traders, teapot makers, tea tasters and eloquent tea scholars (including James Norwood Pratt)—
The Meaning of Tea investigates the role of tea in culture and explores the profoundly positive role tea can play in the renewal of our world.
Scott Chamberlin Hoyt is a filmmaker, photographer, painter, tea connoisseur and director of
The Meaning of Tea project. His longtime interest in tea increased while studying various alternatives to orthodox modern medicine and learning that the enjoyment of tea is one of the cornerstones of living life well.
James Norwood Pratt is quite possibly the world’s most widely read authority on tea and tea lore, thanks to his books translated in multiple languages, including the New Tea Lover’s Treasury as well as numerous articles and interviews, including those in
The Meaning of Tea film and book. The Meaning of Tea project explores the history, rituals, camaraderie and simple pure enjoyment of tea all over the globe. It includes a film, music CD, book, events & more. Proceeds from the event will benefit
WaterAid, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. Links for more information:
The Meaning of Tea
The Meaning of Tea trailer from Tea Dragon Films
The Meaning of Tea on Facebook
The Meaning of Tea Blog
The Meaning of Tea- A Film Review", by Jason Walker on TeaMuse
The Tea House Times advertisers' interview of Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, Feb. 2010
WaterAid
Far Leaves Tea
San Francisco Tea Meetup

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  • Christopher C.

    Reception was great with many very new faces and fantastic tea conversation. The movie was a great event too, and it was organized beautifully and timely. Great work Dianna!

    June 19, 2010

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