The Language of Specialty

How specialty food uses language to mask what is actually important

Some context for the following essay: this is the text of a talk I gave yesterday for a panel discussion on THIRST, a forum to discuss issues of workers rights and labour within in tea industry, particularly in South Asia. The question of the discussion was: “can specialty tea be a force for good/change?”

For those who don’t know, I have vested interest …

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