Winter is coming, More tea will be brought. A ship is docking.
That’s how it goes; Everybody knows
I travelled a little bit these last days and I heard on radio two things that made me think about tea. The first one was an interview of a famous cook (whose name I never had heard and I don’t remember) that spoke about bakers …
There can never be surprises in logic
Following my latest post, I dug a little more into the plantation concept and I received some more information from a couple of people, so here is the follow-up. According to the Tea Board of India, there are 833 small tea farmers in Darjeeling. I …
There was no doubt that it paid to make the gardens
As quite often these days, this month article was inspired by @lazyliteratus or rather by him being quoted by the Nikkei Asian Review in an article on Nepal and Darjeeling teas. Even if Geoffrey’s article was not focusing only on how the tea is produced …
Who needs a strategy for picking new teas?
I was a few days ago in Germany in a tea shop/saloon (or lounge as they called it) and I went through their catalog to see what they had in stock and to compare their newest teas and blends with what I had seen in …
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black
Everybody has heard this sentence by Henry Ford that is usually misunderstood to mean something like “we don’t care about customers, we know what they want”. The truth is that because of the development of assembly line (which allowed for a drop in price), black …
Still something to say
No rainy writing A month with sad news I’ll just pour a cup
They were looking for unicorns
This title comes from an essay by Umberto Eco, the famous Italian writer (among many, many, many other things). In it, he argued that when two different cultures meet, there are 5 solutions: conquest (either to make them like us or to destroy them), cultural …
A mix of different theories
Price… a huge topic and one on which much could be written on. I already wrote a post on it but focusing on a “simple” question that @lahikmajoe had asked me: how can two companies sell the same product at different prices. This time, it …
Do Stormtroopers dream of good tea?
No I didn’t fell for Star Wars, since that title came to my mind before finding this picture on the Internet. Snowtrooper drinking tea, photoshoot by Mike Stimpson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/) But who could blame a Snowtrooper from drinking something warm between patrols on cold worlds? Certainly …