Sunday, September 21, 2008
An Audio Introduction to Chinese Tea
This afternoon on The Splendid Table, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper interviews Bill Waddington, the owner of Tea Source. Tea Source is a company in Minnesota that imports Chinese and Indian teas. Click here to listen (Realplayer).
Tea is one of the best possible things you can put in your body. It's a modern superfood with a legendary past, revered by cave-dwelling sages as well as research scientists.
In general, the best tea in the world comes from southern China and Taiwan (English tea is a little bit like Belgian chocolate - a remnant of the colonial past.) All tea comes from one plant, camellia sinensis. All the different varieties - green, black, white, et cetera, come from growing and processing methods.
To learn more about tea, take a look at this website.