March 24, 2011
Lights, Camera, Tea & Television
Yesterday morning I had the privilege of meeting Bonnie Gonzalez with Austin’s local YNN 24-hour news broadcast station. She came out with Eddie way before sunrise to learn about tea and share the experience with their viewers. I made three teas to sample, Grand English Breakfast, Dragon Well Green Tea, and Silver Needles Yin Zhen. Bonnie’s favorite cup was the strong black tea, Grand English Breakfast, from China. She was excited to learn that China has over 8,000 teas and that tea contains an extra amino acid called L-theanine which helps increase immunity and balance out caffeine to give a calm focus rather than a jolting spike and crash like coffee.
Thanks to Bonnie, Eddie and the crew at the station for having us on the show. You can view a clip of the segment on their website.