Tag: tea

Do you know where your tea comes from?

foodanthro , October 11th, 2021

Ben Posner, MAT, MBA Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Some mornings a cup of English Breakfast. Some afternoons a cup of Earl Grey. Most evenings a cup…


Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

The Familiar Strange , November 18th, 2020

The Familiar Strange · Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings! Surprise! We are so pleased to show you all a collaborative project…

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#Book Symposium: Tasting Qualities

Ishita Dey , October 23rd, 2020

How does one reproduce the taste, smell and appearance of any craft based/ industrially produced food commodity? Tea is one of the many beverages with roots in colonialism….


#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Tanya Matthan , October 23rd, 2020

Sarah Besky’s ethnographically and historically rich study of the Indian tea industry begins with a deceptively simple question: what makes a good cup of tea? The answer, it…


#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Sabine Parrish , October 23rd, 2020

As I write this, in the uncertain and tumultuous times of early June 2020, there is a storm brewing in the world of British tea drinkers. On June…


Sarah Besky on her book, Tasting Qualities

| , October 19th, 2020

Interview by Shulan Sun https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520303256/tasting-qualities What do you see as the main focus and argument of this book? My main aim in the book is to develop a…

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Inventing the Way of Tea in Taiwan

Kerim , December 8th, 2019

Photo by David Boté Estrada One never knows how to read the NY Times when it comes to their reporting on the lifestyles of the one-percenters, but not…


Ethnic Refuge

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017

South Sudanese refugees reshape institutional and social spaces into “ethnic refuges” that resist assimilation and promote community well-being. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. …

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Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

Gamwell , March 7th, 2016

Coca and Mate by Guilherme Heiden and Adam Gamwell Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or more commonly known as yerba mate for English speakers, is an herbal tea drink native…

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Response to Daniel Münster’s review of ‘The Darjeeling Distinction’

Sarah Besky , January 25th, 2016

The Darjeeling Distinction, as Daniel Münster notes in his thoughtful review on Allegra Lab, is about both a place and a product. Darjeeling is nestled in the Himalayan…


Tea and Potatoes

teenthropologist , October 20th, 2012

Over the past few days I have been asking every teenager I have met what staple foods and drinks they would not be able to live without (not…