We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “Teas of Indonesia” and “Teas of Africa”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy!
Teas of Indonesia
Tea growing got off to one false start after another in the Dutch East Indies, present-day Indonesia, where it had been attempted sporadically since 1690. Java and Sumatra, the most important islands in this archipelago, finally developed successful tea plantations…(Read more)
Teas of Africa
With almost four hundred thousand acres under cultivation, East Africa produces quantities of black tea, chiefly for British tea bags and other anonymous uses, though much is consumed domestically also. The crop has been grown since 1900 or so in Kenya and Malawi, the continent’s…(Read more)