How do genetics express the flavour of tea? Does cloning make identical tea? How can the age of a tea tree affect flavour?



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In this conversation, I am talking with Food Technologist Cliff Little about flavour development in tea. We discuss the importance of genetics, mutations and experience to develop the most sublime tasting brews!

Show notes 

  • Cliff's background
  • Genetics, epigenetics and the turning on of flavour in tea
  • Mutations and cloning tea
  • Gushu tea and why age improves tea

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About Tea Lifted Conversations Podcast

A series of informal conversations over tea about a wide variety of topics. Sharing conversations over tea has a unique capacity to expose and hopefully dissolve tribalism and engender free, uninhibited conversation. I hope that this series provides interesting viewpoints and ideas which engage, entertain and inspire. 


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