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Roy Moxham: A Brief History of Tea: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Favourite Drink (Paperback, 2009, Running Press) 4 stars

Behind the wholesome image of the world's most popular drink lies a strangely murky and …

A Good Overview of "Tea Time"

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Moxham gives a brief overview of the history of tea, from its initial steps as a medicinal ointment in ancient China, to the wars and mystique of growing in Assam and Ceylon, to the modern landscape of African soil being pleated by multinational tea companies. It is by no means exhaustive of a history, but it encapsulates what a base level of understanding of the human toil, suffering, and achievement that has led to the glorious morning cuppa that so many people around the world enjoy.