A Chemical Study of the Tea Industry in South Carolina

When you think of the great tea-producing regions of the world, South Carolina is probably one of the first that springs to mind. Okay, maybe not. If the truth be told, in spite of all of its many achievements, the United States has never been a player when it comes to tea production. Or tea …

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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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More Tea Growing in Strange Places

Think back to that cup of tea you just finished. There's a slim to nothing chance that the tea that went into it was grown in the United States or England and very good odds that it hailed from either China, India, or Africa, the world's top tea growers. While the former countries don't really …

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Who Grows Your Tea?

Until relatively recently eating food that had been grown locally was the only game in town for most of the world's peoples. With the advent of modern transportation methods these practices fell by the wayside for many of us but have seen something of a resurgence in recent years with the so-called locavore movement. All …

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