Twas the Night Before… (a tea poem for Christmas)

One of the most famous poems around is “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, but there are other versions that are lesser known, like this one I just made up: ’Twas the night before Christmas, when in our small house We put on the kettle — just me and my spouse; The tea leaves were put …

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“Tea Culture: The Experiment in South Carolina” by Charles Upham Shepard

It's probably safe to say by now that tea production in South Carolina has progressed beyond being an experiment or that the experiment has succeeded or what have you. Of all of the many states that currently produce tea - most on a very modest scale - South Carolina is the most significant. It's home …

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