Tea & Tisanes

A Wee Problem: Scottish Tea Steeped in Scandal

Scottish farmer Tam O’Braan, also known as the self-styled “Mr. Tea,” became a fixture of the global tea community in 2015 after he claimed to have won gold at the prestigious Salon de Thé awards for his Scotland-grown teas. A little (wee, if you will) problem: No one can seem to find any evidence that the awards ever existed.