The tea raised in the South under the patronage of General Le Due has been pronounced of high quality by London experts. It is a great gain to know that we can raise tea that will be readily marketable, and General Le Due deserves credit for having demonstrated this much. If it can now be raised cheap enough to compete with the Indian or Chinese tea there is no other objection to commercial culture. We know that it is said we cannot compete with Chinese cheap labor, but we are not disposed yet to let "cannot" stand in the way. It is worth more trial than has yet been given it.