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Tea has never been hotter in North America, but it often comes at a high price for laborers

At the end of a recent feast at Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans, I ordered a cup of hot tea and was presented with an elegant silver kettle filled with an intoxicatingly aromatic lemon meritage brew. Another notable meal enjoyed not long ago at Fixe in Austin began with a tableside steeping of their house iced tea, a black tea and fruit blend customized for them by a local “tea guru.”

Tea has been a cherished beverage in the Eastern Hemisphere since the third millennium B.C., but didn’t make its way to the U.K. until late in the 17th century, where it enjoyed immediate popularity. Another two centuries later, Southerners in the United States began drinking theirs sweet and iced, but not until recently has tea appreciation started to spread throughout the rest of North America. These days, it’s not uncommon to find Earl Grey in your cocktail or learn that your fried chicken was brined in the stuff.

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"Free" Tea For $1: Honest Tea Tests the Honor System

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East vs. West: How the Boba Guys Brand Jumps the Void

Learning from Asia to sell tea in America.

Andrew, the business-minded half of Boba Guys, picks up where Bin left off and elaborates on what the East vs. West battle means for their business.

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@GOOD Asks: What Are Your Favorite Tips for Getting Through the Day Without Caffeine? The Community Answers

On Twitter, @whpatters suggests you "smell the rind of an orange, eat an apple, or bike to work." How about all three? Join the conversation.

Yesterday on GOOD, Twitter, and Facebook, we asked our friends: What are your favorite tips for getting through the day without caffeine? We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

Check out what our Twitter followers had in mind:

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