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Across the Pond

On today’s episode we cross the Atlantic to learn about a couple of British staples.

Episode 148 | May 25, 2012

Episode 148: Across the Pond by Distillations Podcast

Cheerio! Join us for a spot of tea as Distillations reveals the chemistry of our favorite British exports. First producer Nina Perry channels George Orwell to find out each step one must take to brew the perfect cuppa, a process verified by a chemical engineer. Then producer Rachel Dornhelm learns about Marmite, a controversial condiment with unexpected health benefits. 

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:20 The Perfect Cuppa
09:40 Marmite
14:46 Closing Credits

Credits

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music includes three versions of the classic “Tea for Two,” courtesy of Art Tatum, the Benny Goodman Trio, and Tommy Dorsey.

Image courtesy of Flickr user andrewasmith.