Whether Weather Affects Tea

An item on Facebook about drought affecting Assam tea started me wondering whether weather really has an effect on tea. The answer: Well, duh! Of course it does! The real question is “How?” So, I went digging online to see what the “experts” had to say. Not as easy as you would think. The Assam …

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Resurrecting Classic Teas

As someone who spends a fair amount of time studying and writing about the history of tea I can't help wondering occasionally about some of the teas people drank in days gone by. Wondering specifically, that is, what those teas tasted like. Of course, unless I manage to lay my hands on a time machine, …

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