Tea is a common beverage seen in the parlors of Downton Abbey. It’s been around for thousands of years, and by the late 1800s it was the beverage of choice among the British aristocracy. In the 1920s it took on new life in the U.S. It was promoted by the women of the Temperance movement, and the American development of the tea bag led to its widespread popularity.
In this segment, we visit Petali Teas, a Central Ohio company specializing in boutique-style teas with shops in Alexandria and Granville. Founder Joy Wujek plays the role of tea concierge and walks us through several different types of teas, how they are selected and processed, and why people still love tea so much.