Robert J. Heiss and his wife Mary Lou are the authors of The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide (Ten Speed Press), and Robert, whos been a purveyor of tea since 1974, says the beverages backstory is steeped in danger.
Heiss treacherous tea travels include three trips to China, where Heiss and his sippin sightseers were marooned on a boat, and another incident when Heiss was nearly stranded on a mountainside.
Heiss says, Weve risked life and limb in the name of tea a couple of times.
And while Heisss tea travels are all part of the job, he knows when the danger is too strong.
Heiss says, We have a colleague whos dying to take us to a tea farm in Assam, India, but its one of the most dangerous places in the world.
The Story of Tea is on shelves now.
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