Tea and the Smallholders

While looking into tea growing and production in Africa, I kept coming across the term “smallholder.” To folks here in the U.S. who aren’t totally immersed in the process of growing tea, this term might be a bit puzzling. Never fear, for the answer is right here. Hee! Just as in farming here in the …

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Tea Review: English Tea Store’s Izu Matcha

(This is a review of a specific tea. If you would like more information about matcha in general, please see “The growing popularity of matcha” or follow the link below to product information for ETS’s Izu matcha.) Located about sixty miles southwest of Tokyo, the Izu Peninsula is a resort area favoured for its beautiful …

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