In this issue, Rie Tulali helps us discover the power of terroir. We learn about the world's most impactful tax cut. The Brits treasure their traditional tea, but is this tradition worth treasuring? Michael Freeman takes us on a journey of discovery of ancient trials and trading routes. The fragrances of tea can be such an enigma. We chat with olfactory expert Carine Baudry. We stroll through the old streets of Rangoon.
This time, we venture into Vietnam to re-discover the ancient art of making Snow Shan, we will speak to Fuchsia Dunlop, the renowned food researcher, culinary expert, and sinophile, we will look at various tea habits in Europe. We will drink our way through the Russian Revolution, stroll through colourful Bangkok and end up in the Shire Highlands of Malawi.
We will take you on a journey to Japan. We will venture into matcha’s “hometown” Uji. We will explore wabi sabi. We will witness the destruction of rooibos crops. We will talk about tea in Brazil. We will step into the shoes of an orchestra conductor to deliver the perfect gong fu brew. All this and much more on 144 pages of beautiful, uncoated paper.
This first issue covers topics including the biggest tea producing country, visit a farmer of one of the most famous teas in China — Dragon Well, talk about a fight for the preservation of historic teas, discuss a new book about tea by an award-winning photography master, learn about the beginnings of a revolutionary tea brand that took Australia (and the world!) by storm, and many more!