Film by LES BLANK
Photos by MISHA HOLLENBACH
This started as a Positive Messages post on LES BLANK, whom, of FLOWER FILMS, made so many amazing films which we HIGHLY recommend. He made that great one of Werner Herzog Eating His Shoe, as well as documentaries on gap-toothed women, garlic, tourists (Innocents Abroad), and the subject of this post a documentary entitled ALL IN THIS TEA.
The film follows world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman (check the TEA list) in search of the best teas in existence. ATM he is ageing 80,000 lb pu-erh in his cave.
You can watch the film here :
Coincidentally I remembered a photo this morning, of this kid in Taiwan I met a few years ago wearing a pertinent message on his t-shirt. The same evening I found myself sipping tea with some old guys, without any shared language, other than smiles and hand signs. (emoji thumbs up).