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Tea History, Legends, and Geography
  Clipper Ship Days in Mincing Lane
  Geographic Distribution of Tea
  Mother Nature's Tea Garden
  The Legend of Daruma
  The Legend of Tieguanyin
  Two Weeks in China
Clipper Ship Days in Mincing Lane
The interest and excitement among landsmen during the clipper-ship days has been rivaled only by the Derby.
Geographic Distribution of Tea
The following is a list of many places that tea is grown today, and when it was first planted.
Mother Nature's Tea Garden
Mother Nature's original tea garden was located in the monsoon district of southeastern Asia.
The Legend of Daruma
Occasionally we come across historical references about tea that are entertaining. This piece, written by Thomas Short, M.D., in A Dissertation on Tea, describes one of the popular ancient legends about the origin of tea.
The Legend of Tieguanyin
This tea is named for Tieguanyin (or T'ieh-Kuan-Yin), the Iron Goddess of Mercy. The following is the legend surrounding the origin of this magical tea.
Two Weeks in China
Great themes make for great trips. To wit: tea. "It's a simple beverage," says our leader Sebastian Beckwith, "just water and leaves. But it contains worlds."