Welcome to the Mastercraft Series. A Dining Experience Hosted By

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

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Welcome to the Mastercraft Series. A Dining Experience Hosted By

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Watch the Texture Episode

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Episode

Texture

Craftsman

Charlie Baker

You can’t explore a taste experience without texture. In this episode, Marcus visits designer and builder Charlie Baker at his company, Baker Structures, in Queens. It’s in this workspace that Charlie creates magical outdoor “moments” using items from nature, such as moss and bark, inspired by the juxtaposition of the natural and the industrial. With the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Organic Green Tea Fuji Apple & Ginger flavor as his muse, he and Marcus explore texture, taste, and how they will collaborate for the MasterCraft Series final dining event.

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Episode

Texture

Craftsman

Charlie Baker

You can’t explore a taste experience without texture. In this episode, Marcus visits designer and builder Charlie Baker at his company, Baker Structures, in Queens. It’s in this workspace that Charlie creates magical outdoor “moments” using items from nature, such as moss and bark, inspired by the juxtaposition of the natural and the industrial. With the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Organic Green Tea Fuji Apple & Ginger flavor as his muse, he and Marcus explore texture, taste, and how they will collaborate for the MasterCraft Series final dining event.

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Episodes


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Mastercraft Series Recipes

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Foie Gras Mousse, Orange-Bacon Jam, Sweet Pumpernickel, Valencia Powder

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A plate of
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Kobe Beef, Blackberry-Sage Pickled Oyster, Smoked Soy Yogurt, Tea Leaf Pico

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Fuji Apple Ginger Compote, Meringue, Cocoa Worms

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Sicilian Lemon and Honeysuckle Sorbet

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A plate of hamachi ceviche.
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Hamachi Ceviche, Lemon Honeysuckle Tiger Tea, Serrano Chili

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A plate of arctic char.
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Arctic Char, Crispy Rice, Fuji Tea Broth

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A plate of Roasted Duck, Potato Dumplings, Blackberry Lacquer
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Roasted Duck, Potato Dumplings, Blackberry Lacquer, Sage Butter

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A plate of island rum cake.
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Island Rum Cake, Valencia Dust, Burnt Orange Crema

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A plate of island rum cake.
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Sicilian Sour

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A plate of island rum cake.
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Fuji Mule

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Wild Bramble

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Welcome to the MasterCraft Series.

A Dining Experience Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson

We’re setting out to show how expertise and craftsmanship create unexpected outcomes and elevated taste experiences—inspired by Pure Leaf Tea House Collection’s dedication to craftsmanship with its expertly blended, unexpected flavor combinations that create an elevated taste experience in every bottle. In this five-part series, host Chef Marcus Samuelsson is defining what is a “taste experience” through four elements—aesthetic, fragrance, temperature and texture. Follow along as he explores and brings them to life in an unforgettable four-course dining experience in collaboration with four craftsmen, each a specialist in one of these four elements.