Tea time at the Hopkinton Public Library

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"Tea is everywhere these days," says Library Director Rownak Hussain. "It's more popular than ever."

And because of that, Hussain invited her friend and Hopkinton resident Anando Chatterjee, owner of Signature Estates, to give a talk at the library about tea; the different types, how it's grown and how it's manufactured.

Chatterjee describes himself as a third-generation tea farmer, having been involved in the tea business since 1912.

"It flows it my genes," said Chatterjee.

His company, Signature Estates, has fourteen plantations in India and manufactures and exports tea to many of the suppliers here in Massachusetts and elsewhere throughout the United States.

During his presentation, Chatterjee talked about the different types of tea, including the popular classic blends such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast Tea, Darjeeling and flavored green teas.

"We're also seeing a lot of interest in Chai," said Chatterjee. "I think we're going to see a lot of different blends of Chai in the market."

To learn more, and to hear from attendees of the Tantalizing Tea event held at the Hopkinton Public Library, watch the video below.