It’s Tea Time: Pirates, Polyphenols, and a Proper Cuppa

44:27 | Aug 1st, 2017

5 recommendations

This week, Gastropod tells the story of two countries and their shared obsession with a plant: Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea bush. The Chinese domesticated tea over thousands of years,...Show More


mm recommended:Mar 25th, 2019

Tea history for tea fans! I was gasping the whole way hearing how the British stole tea from China and why Brits only drink black tea today. 🍵

danny recommended:Mar 25th, 2019

A great episode for 🍵 lovers.

bctcheung recommended:Mar 23rd, 2019

How Britain stole tea from China and changed the course of history. 🤔

mmMar 23rd, 2019

Oooooo. This sounds good. Thanks for echoing! Here's some 🍵

mmMar 25th, 2019

@bctcheung - Just listened to it. I can't believe how the guy dressed up etc to steal the tea. And the cyanide for green tea affecting tea tastes in Britain even until today! Thanks for the recommendation.

mmMar 26th, 2019

@yllasnil I think you'll enjoy this episode via @bctcheung!

yllasnilMar 26th, 2019

@mm thanks!