Tea Takes TEAmwork!

How do you get tea leaves from the bush to the cup? With TEAmwork, of course! The old saying is still true: “There is strength in numbers.” Setting aside the issue of labor and treatment of workers on tea plantations (also called tea gardens) as serious as these things are, I want to celebrate all …

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Processing Tea by Hand or Machine

Just as a lot of tea harvesting has been mechanized, so has the processing of the tea crop. (Of course, I’m talking about true teas made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant and/or its varietals.) This helps tea companies keep up with growing demand, but how do the two ways of processing compare …

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Processing Tea

Tea has been a popular beverage in America since the first European settlers landed here in 1492. It cemented its place in our history when colonists tossed it into Boston Harbor in 1773 during the Boston Tea Party. It’s made from the dried leaves of Camellia Sinesis, which is an evergreen shrub. Green tea, oolong …

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