Talking Tea: Tea Culture/Youth Culture

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This week on Talking Tea we look at the growing
popularity of tea and tea culture among youth and teens. Chatting
with us (via Skype) is Connor Adlam of, the well-known blog and
online forum for tea information.

Connor, the intern social media editor at Tching and
also a member of this demographic, shares his perspectives both
from a personal standpoint and from his work at Tching. We
chat about what makes tea and tea culture attractive to younger
drinkers, the role of social media in breaking through
misinformation and stereotypes, and how tea connects with the
rising interest in mindfulness and spirituality among young
people. Connor also talks with us about his own “tea ride” and how
tea drinkers of all ages can use online resources to increase their
knowledge of tea and connect with the depth, passion and
diversity of the worldwide tea community.


You can find Tching’s many resources (including
articles by Connor) at, at its Facebook
 and Twitter
 and on Instagram at tchingblog.

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Talking Tea is produced and hosted by Ken Cohen.
You can follow Ken on Twitter @Kensvoiceken.




This podcast features music from “Japanese Flowers”
( by mpgiiiBEATS
( available under a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Unported license
( Adapted from


Photo of Connor Adlam courtesy of Connor Adlam.
Connor’s shirt by Teaprints (

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