Tag: Darjeeling Tea

What You Didn’t Know About Indian Teas

My time with tea gets me opportunities to meet tea people from other parts of the world face-to-face as well as virtually; and almost every time I feel sad to see that almost all these people have no proper knowledge about Indian teas. According to them India is synonymous with just black teas coming from either Darjeeling or Assam (just […]
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Next Stop Darjeeling – Windamere Hotel

Darjeeling Tea Trail The history of Darjeeling is as interesting as the place itself. Darjeeling which is the combination of two words dorje’ meaning thunderbolt and “Ling” meaning place (therefore, the land of thunderbolt) was part of the Old Sikkim Kingdom. During the early 18th century Sikkim and Nepal were continuously fighting each other and during one such battles the […]
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First Stop Kurseong – Cochrane Place Hotel

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails On the way to Darjeeling from Bagdogra before you enter the Kurseong town through the hilly Punkhabari road, this beautiful hotel stands tall among the lush green tea gardens. You would have just crossed the Makaibari tea estate, filling  your lungs with the aroma of the teas, wild flowers […]
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Must Visit 6 Tea Factories in Darjeeling & Kurseong

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails Darjeeling tea is called the Champagne of tea for, perhaps many a reasons. It is considered one of the most premium and sought after tea among the tea connoisseurs around the globe. Most royal families of Europe wake up every day to a cup of Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling has 4 […]
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Darjeeling – The Land of Beautiful Teas – 1

To me Darjeeling is a mysterious land – a land mixed with my imagination, stories, nostalgia and love. It is not surprising that I grew up drinking or rather smelling Darjeeling tea. I remember visiting our neighborhood tea stores from where my father used to buy loose leaf tea regularly. I vividly remember the aroma that used to come out […]
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Tea & Health

I very often get asked these questions: Is tea really good for health? What are the health benefits of tea? Which of the teas I should drink to improve my health?   The answer to these questions is very simple : Tea is NOT a medicine and therefore it should not be looked at only from a health perspective. Speciality […]
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5 Reasons Why Some Teas Are More Expensive Than Others

In case you are not a tea connoisseur and are just about embarking on your tea journey, you need some help and guidance on selecting and buying your tea. If you visit a supermarket you shall find various tea brands selling numerous teas at different price points. So, where do you start? How do you know which tea to buy […]
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Why You should drink Orthodox Tea?

Tea actually should mean orthodox tea only, because that’s the natural way to manufacture and drink tea. However, my above statement will not go so well with the big billion dollar brands ,who make heavy bucks on selling tea which is NOT orthodox. Though majority of the world tea is produced in the orthodox process, it is estimated that at […]
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