The Dubious Development of International Trade: The Case of Tea

By Sherra Yeong

January 2023 FEATURE
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TEA AND TITTLE-TATTLE is a match akin to popcorn and movies. To be sure, the former accompaniment presents much more added value by heightening attention and improving mood during conversations[1].In the early 17th century, the East India Company sailed back to England with what would be one of the most prized possessions – tea leaves. It was presented to King Charles II, and it was his Portuguese wife, Princess Catherine, who then made drinking tea a fashionable pastime among aristocrats....

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Sherra Yeong

is an aspiring author with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a passion for good food and wine. She writes at