Podcast for the Global Tea Initiative @ UC Davis on the scholarship of Tea. More content at the Wordpress UCD Library site:


  • Our 5th Podcast: Opportuniteas!

    Our 5th Podcast: Opportuniteas!

    14/09/2020 Duración: 23min

    Explore opportunities in the tea industry as we discuss recent UC Davis graduate, Matthew Maekawa's internship at QTrade Teas.  Joining us is Matthew's employer and CEO of QTrade Teas, Manjiv Jayakumar.   Visit for more information on Cha Chat Subject guide or the Global Tea Initiative (GTI) website.

  • Episode 4: Tea Immersion

    Episode 4: Tea Immersion

    10/08/2019 Duración: 31min

    Join Harold Linda as he shares his tea space with Thiago Braga, Greta Anders, and myself, Erik Fausak.  We'll discuss our intertwined natural history of tea and explore the notion of "tradition" and "authenticity".  More details on our Wordpress site at UC Davis Library,

  • Episode 3: The Global Tea Club

    Episode 3: "The Global Tea Club"

    21/04/2019 Duración: 34min

    3rd podcast for the Global Tea Initiative, we are sitting with the Global Tea Club, comprised of UC Davis students interested in tea.  Join us as we discuss the origin and direction the tea club as well as a tantalizing teaser of conversation and debate on hot topics in the tea industry.   Joining us are past presidents of the Global Tea Club, Lydia Chin Yi Kao and Tait White-Rasmusson. For more information, please visit the website:

  • Episode 2 Japanese Tea Culture

    Episode 2 "Japanese Tea Culture"

    10/03/2019 Duración: 21min

    Episode 2:  "Japanese Tea Culture" 2nd podcast for the Global Tea Initiative (GTI) We chat with two experts in Japanese tea culture, Ryo Iwamoto and Rebecca Corbett.  We also have Melissa Lobach of Wakamatsu Farm (ARC)  join us to discuss 150 years of Japanese culture in America. Recorded @ GTI Colloquium 2019 at UC Davis 1/24/19 For more information please see the UCD Library Wordpress site:

  • Episode 1: Origin Story

    Episode 1: "Origin Story"

    10/03/2019 Duración: 34min

    Sep 27, 2018 "The WaterBoy, or dim sum?" We met at Hong Kong Islander dim sum restaurant in Sacramento, CA.  We even sat at the original table where Katharine Burnett, Axel Borg, and Darrell Corti were seated when Darrell asked the key question, "Katharine, what I don't understand is why doesn't UC Davis study tea?" see more content at