287. The History of Tea! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

Mar 11 2024 • 29 mins

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Tea is the second-most popular beverage in the world (behind water). How much do you know about the history of this delicious drink?

Join me today for a discussion on the history of tea, from mysterious and mythical Chinese emperors to a Portuguese princess in London! At the same time, we’ll learn a lot of new and interesting words while testing your listening skills.

Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/03/11/287-the-history-of-tea-english-vocabulary-lesson/

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  • Beverage (Noun): A drink, especially one other than water; a liquid for drinking.
  • Steep (Verb): To soak in a liquid, typically water, to extract flavours or to soften.
  • Infuse (Verb): To introduce flavours or qualities into a liquid by soaking or steeping.
  • Medicinal (Adjective): Having properties or qualities that are beneficial for health.
  • Dynasty (Noun): A series of rulers from the same family.
  • Blend (Noun): A mixture of different elements or substances.
  • Oxidation (Noun): The chemical reaction that occurs when a substance reacts with oxygen, often causing a change in colour.
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