T2

Further along Willis Street, not far from the Tea Leaf Tea store, I see it: The Sign.  It is big, bright and Australian.  It says T2. Forget any preconceptions you have of tea.  Come inside – if you can fit in the door – T2 is crowded.  What are they all doing here – in a…

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To Russia With Tea

Privetsvuyu!  Hello there!  Today Valentina is happy to show her Russian samovars and to talk Russian tea. Valentina is a long way from her homeland.  “Twenty four hour in air” and “Three change of plane”, to be more specific.  Home, before New Zealand, was a territory called Krasnodar Krai beside the shores of the Black Sea…

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