Journeying on the Darjeeling Train
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by Anirban Dutta
2w ago
In 1881 when it was completed, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was the only option to commute. Anyone who missed the train boarded a bullock cart on a much longer journey. There was no concept of a “Toy Train” back then. In the decades since it was constructed the commuter railway with its 55 miles of zig-zags and loops has established itself as a tourist attraction. It was a welcome change for those who prefer a closer look at the Hills instead of just check-boxing! Among those who came were authors, filmmakers, poets, scholars, and artists. When the Buddhist monks traveled on regular passen ..read more
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Pyrénees: The Birth of a New Tea Terroir
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by Anne-Frédérique Dayraut
3w ago
A tea enclave has emerged amid the Pyrénees Mountains, a natural barrier between France and Spain that runs over 430 kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. A young agronomist, Lucas Ben-Moura established a new terroir in the Argelès-Gazost valley, a few kilometers south of Lourdes ..read more
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Mother’s Day Teas That Empower Women
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by Diana Jendoubi
1M ago
The tea industry runs on the backs of women. Their strong yet nimble fingers pluck the delicate buds from the ..read more
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Araksa Tea Room
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by Diana Jendoubi
1M ago
With every delicious sip and satisfying bite, the Araksa Tea Room in Bangkok is revolutionizing Thai tea culture. Araksa means "to preserve" and both the tea garden and restaurant promote Thai traditions while simultaneously elevating the way tea and food are produced and consumed ..read more
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Hien Minh and the Evolution of Vietnamese Tea
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by John Bickel
2M ago
“There are nights when the full moon is clear, and the golden light radiates like a warm forest. The ancient ..read more
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Arkasa Tea Room
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by Diana Jendoubi
2M ago
With every delicious sip and satisfying bite, the Araksa Tea Room in Bangkok is revolutionizing Thai tea culture. Araksa means "to preserve" and both the tea garden and restaurant promote Thai traditions while simultaneously elevating the way tea and food are produced and consumed ..read more
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On a Chai Trail: The Bengali and their Cha
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by Rhea Dalal
3M ago
In Didin’s (my maternal grandmother’s) house in Kolkata, many storage cupboards with glass doors were set into the thick walls ..read more
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Tea and Romance Between the (Book) Covers
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by Jodi M. Webb
3M ago
Teatime allows us to slow down and savor life – and what better way to savor life than by escaping with a good book? Put on the kettle and nestle into your favorite chair to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic read. These tea romances explore many relationships: romantic, friend, family, and even our relationship with ourselves ..read more
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Romantic Tea Infused Chocolates
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by Diana Jendoubi
3M ago
There’s an ideal pairing for every kind of tea and chocolate. Finding the right combination produces a union that delights the palate and raises the individual components to a higher level ..read more
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Anything for Tea: Budget Backpacking in Nilgiris
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by Anesce Dremen
4M ago
Buddies Cafe in Ooty. This cafe is the largest tea room in India, which features over 220 varieties of tea: artisanal and hand-crafted single-origin teas, orthodox blends, tisanes, and CTC dust. When I first entered the cafe, Nirmal Raj stood next to a wall of transparent glass tea canisters and opened them enthusiastically to allow customers to inhale as he spoke animatedly about each tea. After leaving my non-heated hostel, I chanced upon the cafe, searching for a warmer place to write from. As a shoestring budget backpacker, I had traveled to the Nilgiris tea-growing region on an overnight ..read more
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