Spice Bags | Brewing up a Storm
The Irish drink more tea per capita in the world, and yet it goes without saying that their “cuppa” differs from that of other cultures. Follow us as we take a dive into this beverage, with a history steeped in class and colonialism that is exciting if sometimes less than sweet. How did a Scottish botanist manage to smuggle the secrets of tea out of China during the Opium War? Why are posh people horrified if you add milk before pouring the tea? When and why did the Irish finally concoct their own tea blend? Finally, what are some ethically sourced teas in this age? The Spice Bags podcast are Brewing Up A Storm!