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History of the word "tea": How the word "tea" spread over land and sea — Quartz
Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.
food  history  linguistics 
january 2018 by ayamnotkambing
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