Tag Archives: tea history

Classic Ritual

Ferried to new and exotic lands during the 17th century with crates of silk, spice and salt, black tea soon found its home in Europe.   As trade routes connected the east and west, merchants acquainted the public with this strange and exotic commodity. Guarded under lock and key within tea chests, such precious tea […]

Black Tea — (Not) The Dark Side of Tea

Amber and coppery hued liquors lend themselves to a myriad of ways of enjoying the beautiful depth and complexity of black tea leaves. Whether taking it with milk and sugar, or a twist of lemon or orange, or simply just as a neat infusion, black tea makes a delicious brew that contains a plethora of […]