Aurora Prehn and Mark Nesbitt

Economic Botany Collection, Kew

Rediscovering 174 years of Tea

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew houses a remarkable cache of tea leaves and tea material culture collected over the past 174 years. Kew, a 326-acre botanical garden southwest of London opened in 1759 and today houses one of most diverse living and dried botanical and mycological collections in the world.