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Scones and Elegance: Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong

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Jeremiah Jenne samples the afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong for a taste of British style at Hong Kong’s poshest heritage hotel.

What to Read in Beijing: 10 Books to Keep you Inspired in the Middle Kingdom’s Capital

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From the Cultural Revolution and Chinese millennials to the Kangxi Emperor and hutongs, this list of books to read on your trip through Beijing will keep you entertained, informed, and enlightened.

Politics Squared: A Look at Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

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Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek’s Memorial – two very different monuments, two very different dictators, and a divergent history that maintains much in common.

Tea for Taipei: Maokong Gondola to Taiwan’s Past

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Writer and historian Jeremiah Jenne takes the Maokong Gondola outside of Taipei for a taste of the country’s tea and a look into its past. Whether it’s a tourist trap or a beloved destination for tea lovers depends on how far you are willing to walk.

Lipton’s Ceylon: The Legacy of a Tea Tycoon’s Sri Lankan Empire

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Historian Jeremiah Jenne explores the verdant, tea-covered hills of Dambatenne, upon which the Glaswegian Tommy Lipton would build a 19th-century empire that persists today.