Archive for the ‘china’ Category

Filmmakers Gina Leibrecht and Les Blank made “All In This Tea” in 2007 to showcase the “hidden world of tea” in remote parts of China. Lucky New Yorkers will get to see a screening of it at the Film Forum tomorrow. From The New York Times: All in This Tea” dips effortlessly into a half-dozen […]

The Healer


India and Pakistan have been at odds throughout their histories. Will tea prove to be a healer? Recent developments seem to indicate as much. A visit by an Indian tea delegation to Pakistan seems to getting off on the right foot. And this year, India plans to export about 25 million kilos of tea to […]

If you find yourself in the vicinity of Smith College in Northampton, MA between now and May 27, a new exhibit at their Museum of Art looks rather interesting. Fashioning Tradition: Japanese Tea Wares from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries features objects associated with the tea ceremony, which has become a metaphor for Japanese culture […]

Why it just doesn’t pay to sell tea (or wine) made of ants. A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for conning people out of 3 billion yuan ($387 million) in a giant scam to breed ants, local media said Thursday. Wang Zhendong, from the northeastern province of Liaoning, fabricated a business purported to […]

Few people remember that during World War II, Americans were firmly planted in India. India was part of the so-called China-Burma-India theater. I was delighted to come across this brief account of life in Assam from the (it appears — rather bored) American soldier’s perspective. Time Magazine: Monday, March 8, 1943. (Incidentally, Time has free […]