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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Did you know .....

.... that until the early 1800s, tea from China took at least one year to reach London on British East India ships. The clipper ships, much faster because they were slimmer and had many more sails, changed all that. The sailing records of some of these ships are still unbeaten!

East Indiaman by Peter Monamy


Smitten by Britain said...

And we just tossed it in the river. Pish!

Steph said...

I find it fascinating that black tea was invented as a means to keep the tea from spoiling on those long journeys, as it has less moisture content.

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