We’re interrupting our voyage to make port on Mauritius island! This was a stop many nineteenth-century seafarers took before rounding the Cape of Good Hope, impacting the diaspora of hibiscus and rooibos tea in the process.
Want to know why we named our spiciest bergamot blend, ‘East India Earl Grey’? Make yourself a cuppa and prepare for a very long answer in our latest Tea Journal entry all about the British East India Company and chai.
It may make up 80% of tea production in Japan today, but did you know that sencha didn’t even exist until 1738? In exploration of our 2022 Age of Sail collection, we’re diving deep into the intertwined histories of maritime trade, sakoku, and sencha.