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All in This Tea Reviews

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Les Blank's profile of tea aficionado David Lee Hoffman will send every single viewer out the door toward the nearest teahouse with its infectious enthusiasm for the good life.
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
June 27, 2008
All in This Tea is a delicious documentary about a beverage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pam Grady
June 25, 2008
It makes one long to sit down with a nice cup of tea. Theaters showing this excellent documentary might want to keep that in mind and stock up.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
June 25, 2008
The film is both delightful and informative at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
June 25, 2008
The film's quick-and-dirty verite yields some delightful caught moments, steeped in historical footnotes that only enhance.
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
March 17, 2008
A beautiful metaphor for filmmaking and a painful comment on the price of civilization.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2008
Brisk and agreeable, a handcrafted ode to the brew that is the beverage of choice where the Chinese, among many others, are concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 13, 2008
A valuable addition to the growing canon of slow-food films for our fast-food nation.
Beverly Berning
December 28, 2007
It's another beautiful, sensual film, and another homage to what makes life enjoyable.
Prairie Miller
July 4, 2008
This mass versus class appeal for the sake of a discerning guzzling US elite carpet bagging it in China, smacks suspiciously of tea imperialism.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 26, 2008
Most of the footage is mundane stuff, following Hoffman around farms and factories. I wish the film had been more compelling.
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