8 Things to Know About the Dutch and Tea

As I had pointed out in a previous article on this blog, the Dutch were pioneers in bringing tea to Europe and the Western Hemisphere. They and France were at one time the top tea drinkers there. And then Britain got into the act, with tea rooms eventually edging out pubs as the most popular …

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When Tea Was Brought to the Western Hemisphere and a Bit of History

We’ve all heard of the Boston Tea Party, but tea came to the Western hemisphere long before that. Time to follow that trail and see just when tea was brought here and by whom. Once upon a time (some say as long as 5,000 years ago), a studier of plants in China was boiling some …

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Tea Traditions — The Netherlands

The Dutch were among the first to bring tea to Europe. At that time, each transport of a shipment of this precious commodity from its source in China to what soon proved to be an eager and thirsty public was fraught with hazards and took months. I, for one, am grateful for the profit motive …

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