links for 2009-01-16

  • "To make a long story of greed, slavery, drug smuggling, war, deforestation and imperialism short, Britain’s East Indian Company, who wanted independence from the high cost of China tea, took over areas in northeast India to establish their own tea plantations. This turned India into a big, profitable tea party and opened the floodgates, unleashing an ocean of tea on the subcontinent."
    (tags: travel food)