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The Art of Tea

Season 1, Ep. 39

This week we immerse ourselves into the art of tea. It’s the most popular drink in the world after water, but perhaps the most misunderstood one too. Every country has its own tea culture and rituals, from intricate ceremonies in Japan to drowning tea bags in milk in Britain. But once people find their favourite brew, they stick to it, missing out on an amazing range of flavours from the tropical fruits of oolong to the smoky notes of lapsang souchong and the floral flavours of jasmine. The owner of Formocha Tea, Amanda Yiu, is part of a family who has been working with tea for over 800 years. Tune in to find out why we should pay more attention to how we drink tea.

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