Lessons in Enjoying Tea

Arts, Culture & Media

Instead of drinking my daily 8 cups of water, I’ve kept myself hydrated (and warm) this winter with tea. I once thought making tea was as simple as boiling water. Oh, how wrong was I. Everything I now know about tea I learned onMalian Dao,a mile-long street in Beijing exclusively devoted to the wholesale of […]

Steve Lorch has a 30-year plan to put upstate South Carolina on the map, known as a place for producing great tea.

Could Pickens, South Carolina, join China, India and Sri Lanka among the world’s great tea-growing regions?


Climate change might leave a bad taste in your mouth. Literally.

The World

What is the ‘new American Tea Party?’ And where is it headed?

Conflict & Justice
Bishwanath Ghosh has been perfecting his pour at Kolkata's Ghosh Cabin for over 40 years.

If you’ve never seen a tea wallah, here are photos fresh from India

Arts, Culture & Media

No Time For Tea

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan’s techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young. (Originally aired: January 30, 2009)

London museum immortalizes invention of paper clips, condoms


London’s Science Museum is trying to help us understand the way humble objects we take for granted have a profound impact on our lives.

Baseball gloves on ‘Design for the Real World’

Arts, Culture & Media

A fascinating look into the design of the baseball glove from the man with more than a mitt full of experience.

Holly, Tea, and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Top Wikipedia in 2012

The World in Words

Swedish software engineer Johan Gunnarsson has published a list of the most popular Wikipedia pages in 2012, language by language. The top articles offer some surprises.

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India Protects Its Most Valuable Tea

Arts, Culture & Media

We’re looking for the name of a town in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. This town in the foothills of the Himalayas gives its name to one of the world’s most popular tea varieties.