Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

About a year ago, I blogged about the ambitious Tracing Tea project, which aimed to celebrate the 350th anniversary of tea’s introduction to Britain. Well, I figured I would check on their progress this morning, and was delighted to find that they have completed the journey. In an old London taxi! Enjoy the video diary […]

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 […]

I thought I’d follow up on my earlier post about tea tourism with this article I just came across. Luxury Travel Magazine has posted a list of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels for Tea Lovers.

Tea Tourism


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 […]

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 […]