Tea is the UK's favourite beverage (besides boring old tap water) but most of us know next to nothing about where it comes from, how it's made or how to extract the best flavour possible from our brews. In this episode Lucy talks to tea specialist Kyle Whittington about different types of tea, why Brits always reach for the kettle in times of stress and the huge influence that the unassuming little tea leaf has had on the history of global politics.
To learn more about Kyle (and tea), visit www.kyle-whittington.com or or tweet him @TeaWithKyle
The Oddrop Drinks Podcast is hosted by Lucy Stevenson and produced by Louise Mulroy. For more information about the series or to get in touch, visit www.oddrop.co.uk or find us on Twitter/Instagram @Oddrop_Podcast
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