When to Add Milk to Tea

The habit of putting milk in tea reportedly started in France. Madame de Sévigné described how Madame de la Sablière launched the fashion: Madame de Ia Sahlière took her tea with milk, as she told me the other day, because it was to her taste.Much of the tea produced in India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya is…

Tea for Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, c. 1800Thomas Jefferson was an early “foodie” and his great passion for food and drink included Chinese tea, both black and green.   According to the archives of Monticello, Jefferson’s financial records and correspondence show consistent purchases of tea and provide valuable information about the kinds and amounts of tea he…