A nice sum up of Assam Tea by guest blogger Sophie Mogg for the Manchester Museum Herbarium. Thanks for sharing!.
Guest blog series by: Sophie Mogg
Manchester Museum is currently planning a brand new HLF funded South Asia exhibit and held a fantastic Big Saturday with a South Asian theme. There were plenty of wonderful experiences to be had from traditional South Asian food to Bhangracise lessons that featured throughout the museum. You can find more about the event here.
We shared some beautiful specimens from our herbarium and Materia Medica collection depicting several culturally and economically important plant species from South Asia. This blog post will focus on the beautiful beverage, tea.
Camellia sinensis var. assamica
Originating in China during the Tang dynasty (618-907), the practice of drinking tea quickly spread to other parts of South Asia. Camellia sinensis var. assamica is typically a small evergreen shrub that will grow on to produce a small tree if left undisturbed. Native to the state of Assam, India, this variety…
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Is tea shunted into second place by water or coffee, do you know?
I don’t have the faintest idea, I’m afraid 😦 Your guess is as good as mine. Happy new year to you. Lorna!