EP13: Absinthe alchemy

I’d like introduce you to one of the world’s foremost absinthe experts, and the first person who was able to authentically reproduce the premium quality absinthes from the 19th century.

In this latest Eatweeds podcast, T.A. Breaux aka Ted B, takes you on an amazing journey in search of the obscure, the overlooked and forgotten history and stories of this outcast spirit… the episode could well have been called  “Absinthe Debunked”, as Ted dispels many of the myths surrounding the notorious absinthe. Enjoy!

Thank to Jenny Gardener (one of my course attendees) who is also a specialist in handcrafted, artisanal spirits for getting Ted and me together.

It’s taken two years for our diaries to synch… and was well worth the wait. This is an amazing man with an equally amazing story that needs telling… Enjoy!

Show Notes

About T.A. Breaux

TA Breaux Jade Liquers Absinthe Historian

T. A. Breaux is a native New Orleanian and research scientist who has dedicated over 20 years of research toward resolving the mysteries and myths associated with absinthe.

His mission to painstakingly reconstruct historically accurate examples of the controversial spirit gave rise to Jade Liqueurs.

Breaux co-directed the effort to lift the USA’s 95-year ban on absinthe, which came to fruition on March 5th, 2007 with the launch of Lucid Absinthe Supérieure.

The following year, Breaux was similarly engaged in reversing the last vestiges of the original French ban, which allowed absinthe to be formally recognised in that country.

His work has been lauded throughout the press and media in the USA, Europe, and Australia since 2000, including numerous national television appearances (The History Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS, MSNBC, Travel Channel, PBS, etc.).

Breaux has co-authored published scientific studies on vintage absinthe in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Agricultural and Food Science), and coauthored the book, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir.

Breaux’s reputation for being a staunch promoter of truth and accuracy of information and education in all matters absinthe is surpassed only by his limitless passion for recreating history through the fine art of absinthe crafting.


  1. Very interesting Podcast Robin, thanks for sharing … although I’m now considering buying a bottle of Absinthe, not 100% sure if that’s a good idea? 😉

  2. Thanks for the very interesting podcast on absinthe. I have drank the real absinthe many times and enjoy it, they make it on a farm in the mountains in brno, Czech republic.

  3. Thank you for creating this lovely way of learning things. I am wondering if this absinthe was used in the era of pioneer times in the US where there is the character of the travelling salesman who happily sold a cure all elixir. what do you think?

    Thank you once again.

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