PART TWO: THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT THE TEA INDUSTRY (POST SERIES!)

SHORT ABSTRACT: In 2013 world tea production was 5.07 million tones and world tea consumption – 4.84 million tones, which means, approximately half of the world drinks tea. In India, most workers on the fields, employed as tea pluckers, are women. In the past 15 years more than 2000 workers have died of malnutrition on the…

A CUP OF TEA? MARVELOUS IDEA, DARLING! (POST SERIES!)

SHORT ABSTRACT: History of tea is long and complex. The story of tea likely begins in China, but it quickly spreads all around the world.  Scientists have divided the tea species into two distinct varieties: Camellia Sinensis, var. Sinensis, which is indigenous to and has been cultivated in Western China for more than 2000 years;…