Tea Smuggling?

Midway through the 18th century British customs officers intercepted a shipment of illegal goods off the coast of Dorset. After the shipment was impounded a group of 60 smugglers brazenly rode in and reclaimed their

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The Great Tea Race of 1866

It might sound like something out of a movie, but in 1866 five of the best clipper ships of its age set sail from China on an almost 16.000 mile race around the world to

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The Story of Dragon Well Tea

The story goes that a village in China was experiencing a severe drought and the desperate locals were told to pray to a benevolent dragon that was said to live in a nearby well. Rain

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Green Tea: Don’t Believe the Hype

With societies all around the world slowly moving towards more healthier ways of living, and an ever-increasing awareness of what we put in our bodies, the quest to uncover the health benefits in tea has

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The Evolution of the tea caddy

A tea caddy, a container in which tea is kept, is the staple of many kitchens throughout the world to this day. Even though in modern times many of these containers are simple in design

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