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Tea Tourism: Tea Horse Road

Tea Tourism: Tea Horse Road

China’s ancient Tea Horse Road is not so much a road as a long and winding trading route with five branches, all stretching out from Pu’er County in Yunnan Province, China’s tea capital. From here, tea was carried northwest into Tibet; northeast into Sichuan; southwest into Menglian and Burma; due south into northern Laos and Southeast Asia; and southeast into Jiangcheng, and other Vietnamese cities. Read more...

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Tea Time: Tea in English Culture

Tea Time: Tea in English Culture

Tea was first introduced in England by Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who married Charles II. But it wasn’t until the East India Company started filling its ships with tea, after selling British-manufactured fabrics in China, that tea was sold in England commercially. Read more...

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