Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tea Videos

First, tea companies got websites. Then, some took the extra step and started blogs or forums. Now, the big thing is video. From YouTube's many flowering tea vids and ceremony demos to Twinings' and Dr. Tea's video posts and even various organizations' tea video competitions, tea videos are hot. As someone with a video editing background (I edited videos and animations through high school and college), I can't say I'm disappointed! Though it's not new, video is an exciting and vibrant medium. You can convey huge amounts of information quickly while keeping it easy (and even fun) to understand. I'm glad to say that I'll be taking a new step in the tea video world soon. I've been interviewed by the local TV news as a "tea expert" and I've worked with a professional video editor to make a video of my footage from India for an Indian tea tasting event, but this week I'm writing and narrating a tea video for Urbana Cityspa & Teabar to post on Citysearch. Fun! It seems that most tearooms have so much to share and simply lack the means to get it out there. I hope to work with other tearooms on similar projects in the near future--let's get those stories and unique features out there!

Oregon Chai has announced a new video contest. Here's how to compete for Digital Nirvana.


Steph said...

That is a lovely video! And the link timing is perfect - I blogged about the White Honeydew today and will link to Urbana. Thank you!

Summer said...

Did you hear about my tea video contest?

I'm located in Charlotte and love Urbana. They're a lovely lovely place, great atmosphere and the owner and manager are both lovely people. I'm so happy to hear they're working on new things. I can't wait to see the video!