SOME FURTHER MATERIALS ON TEA

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The following are some extra materials to supplement 'Green Gold: The Empire of Tea'.

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Some recent research on the medical effects of tea reported on the internet

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Some possible effects of tea on health

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Modern methods of tea growing and processing in Assam

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Tea: a view from South India in October 2002. Iris Macfarlane

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Draft article on 'Tea' for the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, by Alan Macfarlane

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Draft article on 'Tea' for Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, by Alan Macfarlane
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BBC article 4th October 2006 on the value of black tea

Iris Macfarlane has written three books relating to India, Assam and tea estates.

The Children of Bird God Hill (1967) tells the story of children growing up on a tea estate in Assam. Tales and Legends from India (1965) is a translation of a number of Assamese folk stories. The Black Hole; or the Makings of a Legend (1975) investigates the construction of the myths surrounding the Black Hole of Calcutta. They may may all be obtained through www.amazon.com or www.bookfinder.com