Tea is a phenomenon that has changed the attitudes of one nation to another, exposed divisions of class and race, ossified social behaviour, shaped the ethics of business, influenced relations between management and labour and led to significant advances in medicine. "Tea" is a comprehensive study of a drink that is imbibed daily by over half the population of the world, looking at the phenomenon as well as the commodity.
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"Thoroughly researched and captivating." --"Tea: A Magazine"
John Griffiths is a former journalist and entrepreneur, who has written 14 books including Afghanistan: Key to a Continent, The Third Man: Life and Times of William Murdoch, Afghanistan: A History of Conflict and Hostage: The History, Facts and Reality of Hostage Taking. He lives in Wales.