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lUKAV28
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Tue May 19, 2020 6:26 am

I just came across this article. I really like Aeon so I am particularly happy they decided to write about tea.

https://aeon.co/essays/the-china-tea-tr ... capitalism
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Tue May 19, 2020 12:13 pm

lUKAV28 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 6:26 am
I just came across this article. I really like Aeon so I am particularly happy they decided to write about tea.

https://aeon.co/essays/the-china-tea-tr ... capitalism
Thanks for sharing, Aeon is an interesting non-profit group. Look forward to reading this.
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Tue May 19, 2020 12:21 pm

Just read it myself. History of tea trade as the centerpiece argument to change understanding of what is no less than modernity itself, and where and how did it get here! Highly recommend.
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Wed May 20, 2020 10:55 pm

An illuminating reading, and very well written. Thanks for posting. @lUKAV28
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Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 pm

Yes, a rare, well written essay on the topic of tea.
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:01 pm

A very helpful series is John B. Cloughley's "Storage Deterioration in Central African Tea" from 1980. It is a set of three papers, "The Effect of Some Production Variables on Theaflavin Degradation", "Methods of Reducing the Rate of Theaflavin Degradation", and "Changes in Chemical Composition, Sensory Characteristics, and Price Evaluation". Mr. Cloughley was a researcher at the Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa in Malawi.

While these papers were originally targeting packers trying to maintain auction prices, I think that understanding what happens to tea as it sits on the shelf is also helpful for tea-drinkers to understand.
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