May 26, 2016

I want to start this post with a simple disclaimer: ‘If you enjoy a tea, then enjoy it.’ This post is not an attempt to fling mud at anyone in particular in the tea industry or to disparage any personal preferences. It is an attempt to convey some of my personal standa...

December 26, 2015

“Images of refinement within metropolitan consumption in these tales of tea would then translate into a labouring cultivation on another imperial frontier: an imagined and actual wildness from which gardens of civilization were to be planted. The "tea gardens” of eight...

June 11, 2014

A while back I was reading through some industry documents from 1900s English tea merchants. There was an article explaining that it was important to convey to customers that higher grade loose leaf tea not only tastes better, but is actually more economical because it...

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