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Poly put the kettle on
« on: June 29, 2005, 01:43:21 PM »
Until the nineteenth century our tea trade was with Macao and Canton in China, and Deshima in Japan. Japan are the seventh largest tea producers in the world. It was the British Empire who created tea plantations in India and then Ceylon eg Sri Lanka. Assam tea is a land of a thousand gardens. The Assam region covers the valley of the Brahmaputra river in northern India. Have you tried my favourite scented tea yet; Earl Grey ?  Most people drink tea in England. Every morning begins with a pick-me-up cuppa. Tea drinking is a national obsession, so much so, that we have the English word teetotal. Most tea drank in England today is black or Indian tea. Would you
believe that English are the second largest tea drinkers in the world. The French have their cheese and wine parties, the English have their afternoon tea parties, made popular by the Duchess of Bedfordshire 1788-1861).