Archive for December, 2006

Happy Holidays

23Dec06

Wishing all our readers and customers a fantastic holiday season and a wonderful 2007. Thank you! Advertisements


Well, tea is hardly modern, but this should be interesting. Tune into The History Channel tomorrow – Wednesday, December 13 at 10pm Eastern to watch an episode of Modern Marvels dedicated to the drink we all love. More information about the episode here. New! Full video posted here. From The History Channel: “After water, tea […]


Tea Tourism

11Dec06

From The New York Times: “But tea estates from Assam to Darjeeling are now converting British-built 19th-century bungalows into luxury lodgings, catering to a growing band of sophisticated palates seeking the perfect cup of tea.” (read the full article at The New York Times) I’ve long been interested in the growing trend towards adventure travel […]


Carnivale!

11Dec06

dancers at darjeeling carnival The 10 day long Darjeeling Carnival, which made its debut in 2003, has kicked off again this year. From wikipedia: “The Darjeeling Carnival, with the high quality portrayal of the rich musical and cultural heritage of Darjeeling Hills as its central theme, is today one of the biggest community celebrations in […]


Tea House in Krakow, Poland Originally uploaded by The Simple Leaf. It looked great, but was closed. Oh well…..perhaps on our next trip. If any of the readers of this blog (yes, both of you!) have been here, I’d love to hear what it’s like. It’s located in Krakow’s Kazimierz district. Incidentally, tea is immensely […]