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Perfect South & Sydney Tea Festival

May 10th, 2014  |  Published in Podcasts  |  3 Comments


I’ve just brewed up a new podcast. Here are the details …

Renee Creer is doing something unusual in Australia – she’s selling locally grown green tea under her label Perfect South. She’s taken an unusual route to get to this point – a journey that involves a visit to an 800-year-old tea shop in Kyoto, becoming a tea master, and enduring the occasional “tea high” from too many tastings in one go. Renee’s teas are now served at Rockpool and Cornersmith and she’s also one of the organisers of the Sydney Tea Festival, which takes place at Carriageworks on August 17. During this podcast, she talks about “man tea” and “lady tea”, how to serve a killer brew, where she gets her loose-leaf fix in Sydney and whether or not she’d drink panda-poop tea.

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or download it via RSS or directly. And thanks to everyone who has previously added a few kind words about the podcasts in the iTunes store, it helps spread the word about this little venture and makes all the audio-file-juggling and night-owl editing sprees worth it.


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  1. Lori says:

    I love tea, green, pu-erh, all types. I really enjoyed this episode, as I do all your podcasts!
    Can’t wait to go to the tea festival in August.

    • Lee Tran Lam says:

      Hi Lori,
      Glad you are a fellow tea diehard, too! Thanks for the really lovely words, it really means a lot to hear that you are enjoying the podcasts. Hope you have fun at the tea festival, it sounds like it will be a great event (although the hard part may be trying not to get too buzzed from taste-testing too many teas too quickly)!

  2. Renee says:

    Thanks for the interview!

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