Nostalgia

The Origins of Tea in China (Part 1)

The Origins of Tea in China (Part 1)

Nostalgia is a special t-Radio segment that explores the rich and wonderful history of tea. In this episode, we look at Chinese legends to determine the history of Tea. According to legend, tea was first discovered by the legendary Chinese emperor and herbalist, Shen Nung, ...

Vasanth Kahandawela

September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea in China (Part 2)

The Origins of Tea in China (Part 2)

In this segment of Nostalgia, we continue to look at the origins of tea in China and it’s evolution from a medicinal herb to a refreshing beverage. While historically the origin of tea as medicine, useful for staying awake is unclear, China is considered to have the earliest

Vasanth Kahandawela

September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea in China (Part 3)

The Origins of Tea in China (Part 3)

Nostalgia concludes the Origins of Tea in China The Tang Dynasty ruled Imperial China during the period of 618–907 CE. At this time in tea’s history, the nature of the beverage and style of tea preparation were quite different from the way we experience tea today. Tea ...

Vasanth Kahandawela

September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea In Europe

The Origins of Tea In Europe

This edition of Nostalgia focuses on the advent of tea in Europe During the mid 1500s, it has been claimed that the Portugese who monopolised the spice trade, may have shipped some tea to Lisbon. However, none of the European countries traded any tea until 1610, when a Dutch

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September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea in England

The Origins of Tea in England

In this segment of Nostalgia, we look at how tea was brought to England and became a major ritual amongst both British royalty and the common household. The British East India Company was set up in 1710 to compete with the Portuguese and Dutch, and one of their major imports

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September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea in America

The Origins of Tea in America

In this segment of Nostalgia, we look at how the tea herb invaded the American colonies and was partly responsible for the American revolution. It was during the 1600s that tea became popular throughout Europe and even the American colonies. By 1650, the Dutch were actively ...

Vasanth Kahandawela

September 10th, 2016

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The Origins of Tea in India

The Origins of Tea in India

In this segment of Nostalgia, we look at the advent of tea in India As tea was a taxed commodity, smuggling became rampant. The British East India Company realised that America was a new market that they could exploit. The Tea Act of 1773 was enacted to give the British East

Vasanth Kahandawela

September 10th, 2016

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