The Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)
– The Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) The Brazil Nut is the fruit of a tree that grows mostly wild in rainforests. Castanheiro do Para, which is the Brazilian name given to this tree, is found in many Amazonian states of Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela and Ecudor. It is most pervalent in the Brazilian states of Marahao, Mato Grosso, Acre, Para, Rondonia, and the Amazonas. The tree is enormous, Frequently attaining the height of 160 feet or more. The fruit is a large spherical woody capsule or pod and measures an average of six inches in diameter and can weigh up to 5 pounds….
A cup of tea please
– During the last two years our society are being bombarded with something called Tea Party. According with CBS News/New York Times Poll, only 55% of American citizens have heard not much or none about Tea Party movement. The interpretation of this data says that “even among those Americans who say they have heard about the Tea Party, four in ten still admit they do not know about what it stands for” (1). Personally I include myself in that group. When I heard this term for the first time, my impression was not exactly a political movement….
Processing of Black Tea
– INTRODUCTION Tea is a beverage made from the leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis, consumed all around the world. It is prepared by mixing the leaves in the hot or boiling water. The origin of tea is believed to happen in Southern and Eastern parts of China, Assam region of India, Myanmar and Tibet. But, the country that extensively started the cultivation of tea was China for thousands of years(Chakraverty, 2003; Mohammad, 2011). There are two varieties of tea, Camellia sinensis sinensis from China and the second variety, Camellia sinensis assamica coming from Assam of India (Harler, 1964)….
The Boston Tea Party
– The Boston Tea Party Boston, Massachusetts is known as “the cradle of liberty.” (Stein, R. Conrad. The Boston Tea Party. New York: Children’s, 1996. N. pag. Print (pg. 28) (10-30-13)) The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16, 1773 as a protest of the American colonists against the British government. Both the British and the colonists loved tea and it brought a substantial amount of money to the East India Trading Company. Due to the heavy debt incurred by the French and Indian War, the British government imposed new taxes upon the colonies….
Tea Crops Lead to Deforestation
– … Through the land changing impacts it trickles down even through the smallest of cases all the way to the consumer’s hands or cup. There are also pressing concern, about erosion and degradation to the soil by which these tea plants are being grown in such large quantities. These concerns will address how producers are able to stay afloat, but also to keep consumers on board to promote social and economic sufficient practices to the availability of the commodity. How long do these tea producing countries want to rely on degrading their soils for the exports of their primary goods….