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40 for Tea

62 EpisodesProduced by Rach AllanWebsite

40 for tea invites us on a quest, to take a moment to be together, a weekly conversation exploring our unique perspectives and common ground, what it is to be human in this new decade. With 40 for tea all perspectives are possible, instead of feeling divided about our differences as human beings, 4… read more

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Tools to rise up from Existential Crisis with Rachel Allan

February 22nd, 2023


8 key foundations stones if you are having a life wobble.  Normalising the existential questions & numbing out.  Putting a stake in the ground for life.  How to focus when there is a war for your attention.

Rachel …

Metaphysics & Shamanism answers for a new future - tea with Davina Mackail & Rach Allan

April 14th, 2022


Cuppa 35 of 40 - an energising tea between the Sacred Valley in Peru & London with Shaman, Feng Shui Consultant & Dream Weaver Davina Mackail …

How Biodiversity teaches us to bridge divides, a philosophy for life & development from Africa - tea with Letla Mosenene & Rachel Allan

March 31st, 2022


Cuppa 34 of 40 - a tea between Liberia and London, lessons in history & bridging divides.  Human & animal, multi-national organisation & …

This is the most precious thing on the planet - Tea with Mac Macartney & Rachel Allan

March 22nd, 2022


What do you value the most?  What a question. Mac shares a powerful 10minute perspective shifting story over tea with Rachel, on what is actually the …

Leadership & Love a New-Old Way for a Sustainable future - Tea with Mac Macartney & Rachel Allan

February 22nd, 2022


Oh its a goodie.  How we bring indigenous wisdom into our modern day lives, transform our relationship to the earth, leadership and living fulfilled …

Power up for Peace with your Mighty Heart - Tea with Scilla Elworthy & Rach Allan

February 17th, 2022

3 times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Scilla Elworthy has tea with Rach to talk practical ways to influence peace for us all.   How we can affect and overcome conflict in the the world, in communities, relationships and …

Power up your Heath - Part 2 - tea with Sue Camp & Rach Allan

February 10th, 2022

Part 2: Health is high on the agenda for us all. How to improve our immune system and health In this lively, practical Tea, with functional medicine practitioner Sue Camp. In this 2 part pod; Rach and Sue explore …

Power up your Heath - tea with Sue Camp & Rach Allan

February 8th, 2022


Part 1 - Health is high on the agenda for us all. We ask how to improve our immune system and health In this lively, practical Tea, with functional medicine practitioner Sue Camp. In part 1 of 2 Rach and Sue talk the …

End of Season 3 Overview & Navigating Chaos with Rach Allan

December 22nd, 2021


Bonus episode with Rach, looking back over the season 3 & what to expect in Season 4.  The Powerhouse Women teas we drank, and the existential questions answered.  Belonging, Resilience, Love, Climate Crisis, Women, …

Raise your Consciousness - Free your inner Voice Tea with Nikki Slade & Rach Allan

December 8th, 2021


A Practical Spiritual Tea, 30 of 40.  Pioneering Voice practitioner Nikki Slade shares her journey to reconnect to true Voice, get past her busy mind and plugin to inner wisdom through chanting.  We talk getting in the …

PRACTICE: Raise your Consciousness a Voice session with Nikki Slade

December 8th, 2021


A 10minute guided Kirtan session with Nikki & Rach.  Use to connect to your heart, find your voice, have fun and raise consciousness.  This is a sister episode to Tea 30 of 40 on #40fortea.  You need yourself and …

Cancer Recovery & the Placebo Effect tea with Lynn Rae & Rach Allan

December 1st, 2021


Lynn was in her 40's recently divorced with 2 young children when diagnosed with breast cancer.  In this inspiring podcast, Lynn soon to turn 60, she shares her story with Rach, journeying stage 4 cancer, the power of …

Why Peatlands can Mitigate Climate Change a beginners Tea with Dr Lydia Cole & Rach Allan

November 29th, 2021


In Cup 28 of 40, Rach talks with Dr Lydia Cole, conservation ecologist, fresh from COP26 on why peat is so important as a nature based solution in …

Where do I Belong & What is Home - Tea with Lorien Frank & Rach Allan

November 22nd, 2021


Where and to whom do we belong? Is this a practical, existential or being comfortable in your own skin question?  

In this gentle tea, Rach & Lorien explore personal stories, asking how we each belong and what is …

Which Podcast to Listen to in Season 3 & How I am with Rach Allan

October 20th, 2021


The Powerhouse Women Series:  Women who found their purpose & share their passion. Which one to listen to?  

 Rach gives us a quick review of topics covered in Season 3 so far + how she is and what's new.  She wants …

Stress & Anxiety - How to Deal with it Tea with Sarah Bayliss & Rach Allan

October 13th, 2021


The Powerhouse Women Series:  Women who found their purpose & share their passion. 

This lively, informative tea, is jam-packed with informative approaches to stress through nutrition and sleep.  Rach and Sarah

Emotions are Power - Tea with Bex Tyrer & Rach Allan

October 6th, 2021


The Power House Women Season: This lively tea with Rach and Bex, two 40-something women, explore the Power of Emotions, our relationship with our wrinkles, body image and life.

Bex talks of the moment her body caught on …

Circular Economy not Sustainability - Hope Tea with Joanna Bingham & Rach Allan

September 29th, 2021


This is a clear, informative and hopeful tea on the circular economy and lessons from Africa.  For anyone who wants to be inspired by changemakers, …

How to Do Change & Truth - Tea with Andreea Petre-Goncalves and Rach Allan

September 22nd, 2021


This lively tea with an opinion dives straight in!  Rach and Andreea both changed careers for more hope and impact. When they got together over a …

Women's Intuition can Change the World Tea with Julia Lalla-Maharajh & Rach Allan

September 17th, 2021


Tea 22 of 40.  Julia retraces her journey from a high flying corporate career to founding globally recognised NGO Orchid Project, on a mission to …

Goodbye Fear - Claim your Space among Women with Nic Shayler & Rach Allan

September 8th, 2021


When two women get together: Cuppa 21 with Nic Shayler is a life-giving conversation on overcoming fear, circles in womanhood, being seen, menopause and so much more.  A fly-on-the-wall conversation on perspectives on …

GREEN LIGHT - Season 3 Launch - Journey not Destination with Rach Allan

September 8th, 2021


In this short intro - Rach talks being messy & what is coming in the next 10 conversations over tea; Powerhouse Women, Alternative perspectives, …

NOW I like being a Woman - A Quick Cuppa with Nic Shayler & Rach Allan

June 17th, 2021


Mindset shifts.  Choose your word for the year.  Trust in a new way.

Hurrah for Women.

Powerhouse Business Woman, Mumma & Grandmama, Nic Shayler …

Fear is so last Season - 2020 Lessons - A Quick Cuppa with Sarah Bayliss & Rach Allan

June 3rd, 2021


How to overcome fear when your husband loses his business.

What to do.

We've been there.

A powerful perspective shifter.

Nutritionist & health …

Sensitivity as a Super Power - Wisdom from 2020, a Quick Cuppa with Dr Lydia Cole & Rach Allan

May 27th, 2021


Being a Shepherdess, Soil & Sensitivity as a super power.  This honest and gentle tea, offers us reflections on the fragility of life as Dr Lydia …

How to reclaim Woman Power - 2020 Reflections a Quick Cuppa with Bex Tyrer & Rach Allan

May 20th, 2021


Woman wisdom & growth mindset.  The surprising impact of online courses and how to let go.  This life giving tea with Bex Tyrer and Rach takes a look back at wisdom and reflections on 2020.

02.13 - It tasted like …

Goodbye Resentment - Reflections on 2020 - A quick cuppa with Ruth Taylor & Rach Allan

May 6th, 2021


ICU, grief, cultivating intuition, reflections on each lockdown in London.  This is a lively and honest cup of tea with Ruth Taylor, from episode 4 …

Meditation & Money - Lessons from 2020 - A Quick Cuppa with Skipper Celia Bull & Rach Allan

April 23rd, 2021


Celia Bull from cuppa 17 of 40 for Tea and Rach Allan, have a quick tea, to explore her experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, taste …

Managing Emotions - Lessons from 2020 - A Quick Cuppa With Emily Katz & Rach Allan

April 8th, 2021


Mindset with Emily Katz from episode 18 of 40 for Tea and Rach Allan.  In this short tea between Portland Oregon & London, they explore her experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, taste & sound like?  …

Grief, Death & Boundaries - Lessons from 2020 a Quick Cuppa with Marion Thomas & Rach Allan

April 1st, 2021


Grief, death and leadership, Marion Thomas from episode 2 of 40 for Tea and Rach Allan.  In this short tea, they explore her experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, taste & sound like?  What did you learn …

Resilience - Lessons from 2020 a Quick Cuppa with Giles Duley & Rach Allan

March 25th, 2021


Powerful reflections on control & resilience with Giles Duley from episode 5 of 40 for Tea and Rach Allan.  Where they explore his experience of …

It was Sh*t - Reflections on 2020 & Wisdom for 2021 - A Quick Cuppa Katie Arnstein & Rach Allan

March 18th, 2021


A Quick Straight talking tea with Katie Arnstein from episode 3 of 40 for Tea, and Rach Allan.  Where they explore her experience of 2020, …

Business wins & Ego -Lessons from 2020 - A Quick Cuppa with Henrietta Lovell & Rach Allan

March 11th, 2021


Delightful & energetic tea with Henrietta Lovell, Rare Tea Lady from episode 7 of 40 for Tea, and Rach Allan.  Where they explore her experience …

WTF? WFH - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 - Harriet Minter & A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

March 4th, 2021


Harriet Minter from episode 8 of 40 for Tea, and Rach Allan explore her experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, taste & sound like?  What did you learn & let go? What wisdom are you taking into 2021.

Senegal & Leading as an Elder - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 - Molly Melching A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

March 4th, 2021


Award winning human rights activist Molly Melching from episode 15 of 40 for Tea, and Rach Allan explore her experience of 2020, answering: What did …

Grounding in - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 - Laura Beckingham - A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

March 4th, 2021


Slow Down, Step Back See More.  Laura Beckingham from episode 6 and Rach Allan explore Laura’s experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, …

Growing Older, Sequins & Grief - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 - Bev Glick & A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

February 25th, 2021


Grief, Growing Older & the Joy of Sequins.  The brilliant Bev Glick from episode 14 and Rach Allan explore Bev’s experience of 2020, answering: What did it smell, taste & sound like?  What did you learn & …

A Mans truth - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 -Matt Bagwell - A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

February 25th, 2021


A quick cup of tea with the brilliant Matt Bagwell from episode 20 & Rach Allan.  They spoke of men's mental health, therapy, endurance running, plant based and routine.  In this quick, deep and fun cuppa, they …

Special Episode - 2020 Reflection & Wisdom for 2021 - A Quick Cuppa with Rach Allan

February 25th, 2021


Welcome to this new set of bonus episodes!  They are unedited, rough, ready and real talking, real stories & reflections from 2020.  

This intro episode explains what a quick cuppa is all about.  Human stories, …

Men's Mental Endurance -Positive Mental Health tea with Matt Bagwell

October 6th, 2020


Men. Endurance. Professionalism. Brand. Positive Mental Health. Suicide. Plant Based.  Morning Rituals. Sleep. Running.  Matt & Rach grab a cuppa …

End of Life - Transformation & Plant Medicine, tea with Michael Hebb

September 29th, 2020


Rach & Michael explore navigating end of life as we know it.  When we traditionally talk about death, we talk about end of life, the end of the physical body.  In this tea we widen the conversation to explore …

Creative Women - Brand authenticity & fibroids, tea with Modern Macrame's Emily Katz

September 15th, 2020


Emily offers a behind the scenes view on development of Modern Macrame as a brand, whilst navigating the decision to remove 2 grapefruit size fibroids from her uterus.  She shares her journey into marriage, preparing …

Tea Break with Rach Allan - Spirituality & Leadership, the Power of Perspectives

September 8th, 2020


Rach reflects on the themes and guests from Series 2 to date.  This cuppa highlights wisdoms from each guest, the power of awareness. She speculates …

Hope & Trust - How a near death accident shaped my life with Celia Bull.

August 25th, 2020


Celia Bull shares her story, saving the life of Adventurer Paul Pritchard on the Totem Pole (see Cuppa 12), how that put her life on a new trajectory …

Periods - Let's talk about your monthly cycle with Claire Baker

August 18th, 2020


Claire Baker, period coach and naturally fertility teacher talks with Rach about all things Periods.  Yes! It's time to get aware.  This cuppa is for men and women to really understand a Women's monthly rhythm. (Men …

Women's Human Rights reclaimed - Informed choice with Molly Melching

August 11th, 2020


A powerful conversation on social norm change and the power of human rights education.  Rach talks with award winner Molly Melching, founder of …

The Power of Grief & Other Words - Storytelling & Editing with Bev Glick

August 4th, 2020

Wise Woman, newspaper editor, professional storyteller, breath worker, fetish club creator, this ain't boring!  A heartfelt and glorious conversation …

Calm in chaos, how to find it with yogi Sofia Araujo.

July 28th, 2020


Sofia and Rach explore cultivating internal calm in external chaos over a cup of tea.  The power of nature, consistent daily practices, why and how …

Radical Acceptance & Spirituality, Climbing with Paul Pritchard

July 21st, 2020


Series 2 kicks off with Radical Acceptance  - Place your intention and attention on what you want to grow.  Paul Pritchard, acclaimed pro climber and …

Tea Break with Rach Allan - Change and Life Still Happens

July 17th, 2020


In this bonus episode, Rach reflects on the end of Series one and asks us to join her in Series 2 which is launching next week.

Stop listening to your inner critic - office to adventurer Jeremy Scott

May 26th, 2020


Jeremy Scott wanted to create memories he could look back on with a smile.  By defeating the inner voice which kept him in fear, he cycled from …

Plastic Solutions - Slow travel & mother nature, Tea with Emily Penn

May 19th, 2020


Meet Emily Penn, a woman on a mission to inspire positive change. Discover her insights as an ocean advocate and learn of her journey of slow travel,  which led her to leading all-female sailing expeditions across the …

Death over dinner – talking about the ultimate taboo with Sara Moorehead

May 12th, 2020


Death the ultimate conversation taboo is addressed head-on by Sara and Rach in this exploration of legacy, the end of life process and Sara’s role …

Lockdown lovers, leadership & unconscious bias - cocktail hour with Harriet Minter

May 5th, 2020


Funny, bold, and honest tea, join Rach and Harriet for a chat which takes many unexpected turns, from lockdown lovers to female leadership, grocery …

Hope & Tea – be full of it, otherwise you can’t change anything Henrietta Lovell

April 28th, 2020


Henrietta Lovell is on a mission to make radical changes to the tea industry and better serve the communities that produce our tea. Known as the Rare Tea Lady, she shifts the way we think about buying tea and helps us …

Reflection Tea Break with Rach Allan - Connect in Uncertainty

April 21st, 2020


In this episode Rach Allan talks with you as her guest.  Reflecting on the guests and the teas she has had so far, what does connection and our global human experience mean at this time.  She explores mindset in …

Conscious capitalism & Tea– Cultivating spirit with Laura Beckingham

April 14th, 2020


Laura Beckingham is a cultivator of spirit, on a mission to bring the experience of being human back into business by getting people to slow down, …

Conversations from the War Zone - Silence, Food & Truth with Giles Duley

April 7th, 2020


A compelling look at resilience, suffering, connection and the human spirit. Giles Duley, a man well-versed in adversity, tells his own incredible …

Women - The vagina dialogues with Ruth Taylor

March 31st, 2020


A powerful look at what it means to be female in today’s world, from the fun and the frivolous to confronting the issues which don’t get spoken …

Sex, stigma and ukuleles with Katie Arnstein

March 24th, 2020


Getting real on sex and sexism with multi-award-winning writer and performer Katie Arnstein. Exploring what it means to be a woman in today’s …

You can’t project manage grief - Love is everything with Marion Thomas

March 17th, 2020


Life’s an adventure. Breaking taboos, god, death and growing old disgracefully, all over a cup of tea.

Marion shares a cuppa with Rach, and her …

Global Lockdown - Time for Tea with Rach Allan

March 17th, 2020


In the middle of global uncertainty, this intro episode launches 40 for tea, where I’ll be sharing 40 cups of tea with 40 interesting people around the world. As human beings we are hardwired for connection,  in these …

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