episode #90 caffeine, part two: tea

According to a legend tea was discovered in China in 2373 BCE, by Emperor Shen Nong, the father of agriculture and medicine. People in India will however swear that tea originated in India and was taken to China by Indian Buddhist saint Bodhi dharma (who is accredited to be the founder of Zen Buddhism) when he left to preach Buddhism in China. Chinese texts dating back several centuries before the CE mention a drink made from bitter plants, presumably tea, which was reserved exclusively for the Imperial Court. By the second century of the CE, Buddhist monks had discovered tea’s stimulating properties and contributed to its cultivation and development. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century CE, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. It first became known to western civilisation through Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the early 16th century.

Music

TM Juke & Jack Baker Trio: Party Favours

Flying Lotus: Heave(n)

Gabin feat. China Moses: The Thousand And One Night 

Teebs: Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff

Sasha: Time After Time

CHVRCHES: Afterglow

Songs Of Green Pheasant: I Am Daylights

Blossom Dearie: Tea for Two

Saint Privat: Nothing to Lose

Cigarette After Sex: Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby


A community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired Sunday, Tuesday and Friday night at midnight (GMT), that means you stay late on Saturday, Monday and Thursday. A new episode is aired every Sunday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.