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Tea Biz BLOG|CAST: Episode 18

| Assam Forbids Tea Workers to Isolate at Home

| Weather and COVID Delay Nepal's First Flush
| Kagoshima May Soon Outproduce Shizuoka
| PLUS Eva Lee's Hawaii Harvest Report
| India Tea Price Watch | China Tea Price Watch
 Hear the Headlines | Seven Minute News Archive
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Hawaiian Tea Harvest Report

By Dan Bolton

Eva Lee is a pioneer of modern tea cultivation in Hawaii, establishing with her husband, Chiu Leong, a tea garden and nursery in the Village of Volcano. The farm supplied growers with hearty cultivars first introduced in 2000 by researchers at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Hawaiian tea is grown on many farms producing less than 100 kilos a year. Small amounts of premium tea are exported, but most is purchased by local restaurants and tourists. In this conversation, Lee describes how Hawaii’s “modest but very strong tea industry” adapted during a difficult year.

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Tea is Transformative
 By Aravinda Anantharaman | Bengaluru

Chitrita Banerji is one of the most important chroniclers of food history, having written extensively about food and culture, in particular of food in Bengal. After graduating in English in Calcutta, she moved to the US for a Masters in Literature from Harvard University. She now lives in Cambridge, Mass. Her first book, Life and Food in Bengal was published in 1991. And from there on, food became her medium for storytelling. She has since published The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal; Bengali Cooking: Seasons & Festivals; Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices, besides fiction and biography. While America has become home, she has retained a close connection with India, especially Calcutta and Bengal.

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