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The Champagne of Tea. This catchy moniker has long been used to describe Darjeeling’s cachet in the tea world. However, it is becoming abundantly clear that a lot more than an attractive slogan is required if Indian tea is to remain viable in what has become an ultra-competitive global tea industry. Tea in India has […]

John Flinn, the travel editor for the San Francisco chronicle recently wrote an excellent piece about his travels in Darjeeling. His vivid descriptions of all the places I used to haunt as a child are spot-on! The story starts off with an indignant (Indian) guest at the Planter’s Club lamenting the fact that the club […]

In a remarkable role reversal, the UK (more specifically, Taylors of Harrogate) is seeking out Indian planters to help them establish their very own tea gardens! Yes, in the UK. So with a bit of patience, luck and advice from India, in a few years time ‘Yorkshire Tea‘ really will come from Yorkshire! [via: The […]

It’s safe to say that not everyone was thrilled with the increasing popularity of tea during most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In Britain, a slew of commentators were pointing out the evils of this newly discovered beverage. This particularly poignant passage bemoans the effect of tea on the British national psyche. It appeared […]

A dose of (Indian) YouTube humor. Enjoy! It really gets going after about a minute and a half. Make sure you check out the credits too – a little Enrique….desi style. In other news, authorities in India are trying to figure out what to do with some wayward rats. Never a dull moment.