Feb 052016
 

Tea comes in different forms – milky, sweet and spicy for those in India. The Chinese drink it green with no milk. Listen to Alice and Neil discussing how this Asian leaf conquered the world and became the second most consumed drink after water.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

brew – (in this context) add boiling water to tea and allow the flavour to develop
consumed – ate or drank
sanative – making you feel better
medicinal – healing
elite – a small group of people in society who have money and power
evocative – making you imagine something pleasant
mouthful – a small amount
mindfulness – living in the moment and forgetting about the past and future

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