Fakes changing the taste of the nation

Fakes changing the taste of the nation

August 7, 2016

7427255_originalAn interesting story is the traditional preference of black tea to green in Europe. Charles II, the king of England and Scotland decided to replenish the treasury at the expense of the new-fashioned drink. He raised a fee for tea, coffee and chocolate from 8 pence to 2 shillings (24 pence) per pound. As a result, by 1689 a pound of the cheapest tea was worth 7 shillings, which was almost equal to the weekly earnings of the average worker.

As a result, tea began to be smuggled from the Netherlands. And with tea in the 17th century, the same thing happened that is happening today with cocaine - they began to “make it up”. Various additives, such as licorice or blackthorn leaves, were mixed into the tea. Sold already used and dried tea, it was tinted with various dyes.

It was much easier to fake green tea than black tea and the British began to buy black tea more often. And the Chinese, seeing that black tea was being bought up by foreigners better, first of all began to sell black tea to them.

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