Tea Biz
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Tea News and Biz Insight - July 30, 2021

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

HEAR THE HEADLINES – The New Definition for Specialty Tea Gets Refined | Research Reveals That Children Benefit from Drinking Tea
| and Unilever’s Tea Brand Divestiture is on Pace

| GUEST – Kyle Whittington reviews The Life of Tea by Michael Freeman and Timothy d'Offay

| FEATURES – Tea Biz this week visits the tea lands from on high where rising temperatures in the atmosphere are causing shifts in the jet stream that alter ocean temperatures, causing an unusual period of extreme weather globally. The results from changes in the climate are visible this summer as heat domes, and drought, slow-moving monsoons and violent typhoons and fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas….

… then to England to marvel at the work of British author and photographer Michael Freeman and co-author Timothy d’Offay whose large-format book The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas gets a glowing review from Tea Book Club founder Kyle Whittington.

Intemperate Torture

The howl of Typhoon In-Fa assailing Zhejiang and Hangzhou China, and the monsoons deluging India brought havoc, not relief to parched tea lands this month.

Visual Splendor

One of the lovely things about The Life of Tea is that you don't feel that you're rereading information on tea that you've read 1,000 times before. Rather, you go on a journey to each tea type each country region artisan or tea house, and along the way dotted throughout the text. Like so many villages amongst the team mountains are these wonderful gems and nuggets of information.

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