Tag: tea

Thesis Review: Tasting Tea, Tasting China

Photograph: by the author – Cha xi design in Hengshan Temple event Tasting Tea, Tasting China: Tearooms and the Everyday Culture in Dalian. Yingkun Hou. Ph.D. Thesis in…

Do you know where your tea comes from?

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

#Book Symposium: Tasting Qualities

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

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

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

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…

Inventing the Way of Tea in Taiwan

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

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. …

Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

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…

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

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

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…