Shernelle's Tea Talk

Shernelle Howell

A podcast dedicated to Tea Culture, Tea enthusiasts, and Tea lovers at all levels, whether they be beginners or connoisseurs. The show will highlight people that have a passion for Tea, interviews with Tea business owners, and the wider tea community. I will also be exploring the medicinal benefits of specific herbal teas. read less


Episode #29 a chat with Thomas Talks Tea
Jul 25 2021
Episode #29 a chat with Thomas Talks Tea
Thomas Langnickel-Stiegler is a tea educator & consultant with over 10 years of experience working as a product specialist, educator and industry consultant with various projects at the forefront of what is sometimes referred to as the renaissance of loose-leaf tea in the Western world.Thomas was a founding partner and chief teaist for Paper & Tea based in Berlin, and from there went on to work as a Tea Specialist at Temial.A copywriter and public relations specialist by original profession, Thomas turned his passion for tea into a fulltime career after training with one of Berlin's most renowned stores for loose-leaf tea. There he learned how to open wooden tea crates and package the tea for sale, how to taste and judge tea samples, and how to handcraft house-blends, flavour tea with natural essential oils and create innovative recipes for delicious herbal infusions and flowery tisanes. An avid Gamer and self-professed gaming tea nerd, Thomas now hosts a weekly live strem on Twitch. Get in touch with Thomas via his many social media outlet links listed below, to check out his other tea related projects.Thomas's Linktree: Thomas for a personal tea session here: Thomas on Instagram here:'s Youtube Channel: out Thomas's Podcast (in German) here: Website: the show
Episode# 26 Three Gems Tea, Good, Simple & Fun Tea, Based in Los Angles
Jun 20 2021
Episode# 26 Three Gems Tea, Good, Simple & Fun Tea, Based in Los Angles
On today's show, I have Diana Zheng one-half of the founders of Three Gems Tea based in Los Angles. Ayumi and Diana started Three Gems Tea to make tea breaks easy and wanted to create something but keep it good, simple, and fun by sourcing delicious loose leaf teas from family farms and designing teaware with a pop to brighten your table.Their teas are grown in China and Taiwan, on family farms that use holistic growing practices and forgo pesticides. The teaware that they provide is handcrafted by a small studio of artisans in Jingdezhen, the history-steeped ceramics capital of China. Whenever the ladies returned to China, they loved the unfussy way that families drank tea together — low-key gatherings that inspired them both to share the magic of a casual tea break with the rest of the world, and with great design too.At present Three Gems tea is launching a series of botanical herbal teas, a project collaboration with Windrose farm based in California. The new packaging has been designed to be fully eco-friendly and biodegradable. Check out Three Gems Tea Website: the Kickstarter campaign: Three Gems Tea on Instagram here: out their fantastic Brewing guide here: out Diana's website: out Ayumi's beautiful Illustrations on her website: Cookbook website: the show