This is a 44 minute wide-ranging survey of the divine beverage called tea.
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Tangled up with opium and famously dumped in the Boston Harbor, tea has always held its own with gold, oil or any of the other commodities able to drive men to war. A sublime repast, a spur to imperialism, in the leaves of the simple Camellia sinensis shrub can be read the fortunes of nations.
MODERN MARVELS® has brewed up a wide-ranging survey of this divine beverage. Explore tea in all its forms, from the Lipton plant where 24 million teabags are produced every day, to a boutique tea garden where a pot of the good stuff will run you thirty bucks. Travel back in time to learn tea's impact on historical events (anyone up for a Tea Party?) and the advances the hyper-competitive tea trade forced on the changing world. And learn where tea tech is headed in the 21st century.
MODERN MARVELS® takes you on a caffeinated trip around the planet and through history to get to the bottom of TEA. One lump or two?