It was a network of trade routes that for centuries connected the East and West, East Asia and Southeast Asia with East Africa, West Asia and Southern Europe. Its name derives from the trade in silk.
Tea or Coffee? What a Beverage Tells Us about China today
Chinese people drink 2.1 million tonnes of tea every year. The infusion has defined traditions, history, even maps. Surprisingly, in the camellia kingdom, Starbucks opens a coffee store every 15 hours. Near the wall of what’s said to be the oldest teahouse in China, there is a short, stooped over and nicked barber wearing a […]
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