Tea Rage



A podcast about tea, how to make it, and how to drink it. A cry of rage against bad tea throughout the world.


  • 14: Lapsang Souchong

    31/12/2018 Duration: 06min

    What is lapsang souchong? Why does it have such a smoky taste? Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lapsang_souchong&oldid=874580993 https://sevencups.com/2013/11/the-demise-of-tongmu-lapsang-souchong-black-tea/ https://www.therighttea.com/lapsang-souchong-tea.html “The Tea Drinker’s Handbook”, p. 159 http://nicky_smith.tripod.com/neon.html “The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to the World’s Best Teas” p. 133 (Loc. 2192) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Russian_Caravan&oldid=872883877 http://www.flavorandfortune.com/dataaccess/article.php?ID=617 http://sensibiliteas.blogspot.com/2009/01/sherlock-holmes-and-his-cup-of-tea.html https://www.thekitchn.com/cooking-with-tea-smoky-lapsang-52170 https://www.teaformeplease.com/blog//2017/08/the-real-lapsang-souchong-and-dangers.html http://theteastylist.com/2012/01/23/pillars-of-smoke-churchill-cigars-and-lapsang-souchong-tea/ https://theteaspot.com/steep-it-loose/loose-black-tea/where-does-lapsang-souchong-tea-come-from/ h

  • 13: Darjeeling (ahem)

    30/01/2016 Duration: 08min

    Apparently my previous "episode" consisted of the text post "I like Darjeeling." This serves admirably as a summary of the entire episode, as well as the entire podcast, and potentially my entire life. Still, I meant to include an audio file as well.

  • 012: Monkey Picked

    29/11/2015 Duration: 07min

    High-grade Tie Guan Yin is often referred to as "monkey-picked" tea. But do monkeys really pick tea? Yes, Tea Rage is back after a brief two-year absence, and pretending that nothing has happened.

  • 011: Water

    16/12/2013 Duration: 08min

    Tea is mostly water, but we don't think much about water. What is it? Where did it come from? How does it work? And how can we use this knowledge to make our tea better?

  • 010: Tea Bags

    03/12/2013 Duration: 08min

    Tea bags are horrible tea. There's nothing wrong with tea bags. Let me explain. Errata: At one point I say "milligrams" when I mean "milliliters".

  • 009: Travel, Tea, and Hotels

    01/09/2013 Duration: 10min

    The challenges and triumphs of making tea while traveling. Links: Bodum Bistro Kettle Ketadyn Combi Filter

  • 008: Tea At Work

    05/06/2013 Duration: 10min

    A discussion of tea in the workplace. Tea review: Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant 

  • 007: Flavored Tea

    17/05/2013 Duration: 09min

    How do I feel about flavored tea? Guess. Tea review: Wu Yi Yan Cha, Imperial Grade

  • 006: The Superspy of Tea

    10/04/2013 Duration: 09min

    Robert Fortune, the superspy of tea. Links: For All The Tea in China by Sarah Rose

  • 005: Gail Carriger interview

    08/01/2013 Duration: 29min

    This episode features our very first interview, and it's with Gail Carriger, a novelist, archeologist, and tea aficionado. She's best known for her Parasol Protectorate series, which is a steampunk comedy romance adventure series featuring the tea-addicted Alexia Tarabotti. You can find out more about her and her works at gailcarriger.com.

  • 004: Tea In Restaurants

    22/12/2012 Duration: 09min

    A complaint about how tea is treated in restaurants. Links: Tea Time Tea Cellar

  • 003: Earl Grey

    13/12/2012 Duration: 10min

    Earl Grey. What is it? Where did it come from? And why does it, sometimes, fill me with rage?

  • 002: How I Make Tea

    05/12/2012 Duration: 09min

    How I make tea, and rage against frilly tea cozies. Links: The Royal Society of Chemistry's "How To Make A Perfect Cup of Tea" (pdf) Tea Time Credits: Ominous by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100562.Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/.

  • 001: Tea 101

    27/11/2012 Duration: 09min

    In which we discuss what tea is and is not.