Brewing a New American Tea Industry

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The article discusses the tea industry and market in the U.S. It comments on a transformation in agriculture that emphasizes health and environmental sustainability. The author describes early attempts to grow tea in the Southeastern U.S. during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She also reflects on modern tea-growing locations, including Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Salem, Oregon, and Hawai'i, and modern tea companies, including Lipton Tea and Bigelow Tea Company. Demographic characteristics of U.S. tea consumers are also considered.

Additional Information

Geographical Review, 102, 3, 350-363
Language: English
Date: 2012
tea trade, United States agriculture, tea, Hawaiian Agriculture, Hawaii, environmental sustainability, geography

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