Tag Archives: India

Assam Hajua

In Upper Assam of north-east India sits the district of Sivasagar where the largest amounts of the best quality black tea in Assam are produced. Where other Indian teas like Darjeelings and Nilgiris flourish in the highlands, Assam teas are grown in low floodplains. Rich clay soils, carried down by the Brahmaputra River from the […]

A Little Cup of Tea Goes a Long Way – New ‘Small Farmers’ Teas

Through our association with Tea Promoters India (TPI), an umbrella organisation responsible for supporting and promoting small farmers, we have now extended our existing ‘Small Farmers’ line of teas. In addition to our outstanding Kerala teas from South India, we have now also added teas from Darjeeling, and the Dooars. These teas stem from gardens that […]

Chai – a little extra spice in your tea life

Sensationally spiced, the tea that we have come to know as ‘chai’ is the cuppa to wrap your fingers around as you while away winter. Although this aromatic concoction is commonly referred to as chai tea, chai is in fact the Hindi word for ‘tea’, thus making ‘chai tea’ a redundant term. Technically, the appropriate […]

Darjeeling ‘Champagne of Teas’

In 1778 Sir Joseph Banks suggested that Northern India may be a suitable place for the British to grow tea plants, Camellia sinensis. It took many years and various attempts to convince the Botanical Gardens of Calcutta (today known as Kolkata) that tea could and was already growing in North Eastern India. In fact, Christmas […]

My Latest Trip to India – by David Lyons

By David Lyons During late January and leading into early February, I was once again privileged to be back in India visiting areas that pluck at my heart strings: Assam, Darjeeling and Sikkim. This time I was able to spend more time investigating and understanding the tea trade, especial y in Assam, the world’s largest […]

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