Here’s the real story behind your cup of tea

Here’s the real story behind your cup of tea

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File photo of a tea-leaf harvester in India by Utpal Baruah/Reuters When you wrap your hands around a toasty cup of tea this winter, consider the source. The U.S. imports about 400 million pounds of tea each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tea makers often market their product with the idea that sipping tea is a relaxing, nearly spiritual experience. But for many of the people who produce our tea, life is hardly tranquil. T...
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File photo of a tea-leaf harvester in India by Utpal Baruah/Reuters When you wrap your hands around a toasty cup of tea this winter, consider the source. The U.S. imports about 400 million pounds of tea each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tea makers often market their product with the idea that sipping tea is a relaxing, nearly spiritual experience. But for many of the people who produce our tea, life is hardly tranquil. T...
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