Tea trade in China and Tibet (book)

Michael Freeman, The Tea Horse Road: China's Ancient Trade Road to Tibet (River Books, forthcoming 2011).

Posted by David Fahey on October 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM in Books, China, Tea, Tibet | Permalink

Tea history (book)

John Charles Griffiths, Tea: A History of the Drink that Changed the World (London: Andre Deutsch, 2011).

Posted by David Fahey on October 23, 2010 at 02:23 PM in Books, Tea | Permalink

Upmarket Cadbury Cocoa Houses to challenge coffee shops in England

Borrowing from the tradition of the Lyons tea shops (begun in 1894), the Cadbury Cocoa Houses will challenge American-style coffee shops with upmarket foods and service.

Posted by David Fahey on October 17, 2010 at 09:40 PM in Britain, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Drinking Spaces, Tea | Permalink

Tea: midwife and nurse to capitalism (article)

A.R.T. Kemasang, "Tea--Midwife and Nurse to Capitalism," Race & Class 51/1 (July-September 2009): 69-83.  Kemasang is an Indonesian who lives in London.  According to this article Kemasang had a book scheduled for 2009 publication in Indonesia called Oriental Food: China's Role in Civilizing the West.

Posted by David Fahey on July 26, 2010 at 09:18 PM in Tea | Permalink

Introducing Chinese tea to India (book review)

Adrian Higgins, in Washington Post, March 28, 2010), reviewing Sarah Rose, For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History.  In fact, it was a Scotsman Robert Fortune (1812-1880) who smuggled tea plants out of China to create tea plantations in India.

Posted by David Fahey on March 30, 2010 at 09:04 PM in Book Reviews, Britain, China, India, Scotland, Tea | Permalink

Yerba Mate myths (article)

Christine Folch, "Stimulating Consumption: Yerba Mate Myths, Markets, and Meanings from Conquest to Present," Comparative Studies in Society and History 52/1 (January 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on March 21, 2010 at 01:02 PM in Latin America, Tea | Permalink

Origins of Indian tea (aricle)

Andrew B. Liu, "The Birth of a Noble Tea Country; or the Geography of Colonial Capital and the Origins of indian Tea," Journal of Historical Sociology 23/1(March 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on March 21, 2010 at 01:00 PM in India, Tea | Permalink

Coffee or tea in northeast Africa?

The Vancouver Sun here has an informative but confusing article about northeast African caffeinated drinking habits.  The headline refers to former tea-drinkers switching to coffee, something that appears to be happening in big cities with fashionable coffee shops.  The opening paragraph of the article refers to the abandonment by young people of the practice of men (and only men) drinking an Arab-style bitter coffee called kahawa chungu.  The article as a whole discusses the problem of coffee-producing countries where most people drink black tea, a legacy of British colonialism.  Kenyans consume only 3,000 tons of the 50,000 tons of coffee grown in their country.  Ugandans drink only 8,400 tons of the 198,000 tons of coffee grown in their country.  In contrast, Ethiopians (whose only time under colonial rule was briefly under coffee-loving Italians) drink half of the coffee grown in their country.

Posted by David Fahey on February 13, 2010 at 09:11 AM in Coffee, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tea, Uganda | Permalink

Latte sippers must fight tea with coffee

In a tongue-in-cheek piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a writer suggests that liberals fight Tea Party conservatives by organizing in coffee shops.  Supposedly, real revolutions begin in coffeehouses and not in tea shops. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on January 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM in Coffee, Tea, United States | Permalink

Tea and suffrage (article)

Jessica Sewell, "Tea and Suffrage," Food, Culture and Society 11/4 (2008): 487-507.  Symbolism of tea for women's suffrage.

Posted by David Fahey on December 29, 2009 at 03:35 PM in Tea, United States | Permalink