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The East India Trade Company

Tea History

The East India Trade Company

The East India Trade Company In 1600 The East India Trade Company was established.  Its primary purpose was to establish trade routes with India, because of their fine textiles and spices. The company dealt with a lot of politics between the crown and parliament, and over the course of their history they changed hands a few times. Regardless, they significantly impacted the development of not just India, but also Western Europe, China, and the United States. In the United States, the East India Trade Company played a significant part in history. Their ships, the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor...

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Samovar and Tea

Tea Culture

Samovar and Tea

Having a beautiful, ornate samovar to serve tea from is a symbol of status, and provides elegance to any social gathering.

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Top 5 Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits

Health Benefits

Top 5 Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits

Tea is a widely consumed beverage that is prepared by soaking dried plant leaves in hot or cold water. It is a delicious drink with distinct properties as it can warm you up in the winter and cool you down in the sunny summer days. Interestingly, this popular drink also possesses numerous health benefits.

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Decoding a Mystery: Where Did Tea Originally Come From?

Tea History

Decoding a Mystery: Where Did Tea Originally Come From?

Tracing the history and origin of tea.

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Tea: A Staple In Every Culture

Tea Culture

Tea: A Staple In Every Culture

   Tea makes an appearance all around the world!  Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Russian, Moroccan, Egyptian, Turkish, English, and French traditions all incorporate tea into their daily lifestyles.  Exploring China Tea in China was considered to be a medicinal staple before it became a beverage that was consumed daily. Tea was a health tonic that promoted a healthy life and offered individuals a powerful sense of vitality. Teahouses in China became places where community members would come in and socialize with one another, which is why tea seems to find itself in the corners of any moment—there really is never an...

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