June 29, 2005

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Glad to hear you enjoy the post Simon! You'll be interested to know the reason the British subsequently called tea "tea" instead of "cha" like everyone else up to the gates of Constantinople. As Austin Coates writes in "Macao and the British", "...when tea-drinking was first introduced to Europe, in the second half of the seventeenth century, the French and the British were in touch with the great tea-producing province of Fukien, where the same Chinese word cha is pronounced teh... The French thus introduced the into Europe, the English their own native version, tea, originally pronounced much the same as in French."

posted by: David on 06.29.05 at 05:21 PM [permalink]

Mate I'm going to have to get you on our next pub trivia night team.

posted by: Simon on 06.29.05 at 05:24 PM [permalink]

I thought that was common knowledge......

posted by: Joe on 06.30.05 at 02:52 AM [permalink]

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