Rare Tea Cellar

Working out of a warehouse in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, Rodrick Markus is the face behind Rare Tea Cellar. For more than a decade, Rare Tea Cellar has been sourcing and selling tea as well as anything you can eat, drink, or cook with. Markus and Rare Tea Cellar have partnered with some of the world's most renowned chefs, including Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, Aviary), Curtis Duffy (Grace), and dozens more. In this short video, we get a privileged peek inside the warehouse and we trace Markus' journey from small niche businessman into gastronomical rock star.

  • Brett A. Schwartz
  • Brett A. Schwartz
  • Rodrick Marcus
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Food, Bio
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest Film Festival
    San Jose, CA
    United States
    February 14, 2015
Director - Brett A. Schwartz