How big is big?
Where does tea come from? I don’t mean where exactly but who controls it? Who produces the more? Believe it or not the answer is not easy to find. Thanks to Internet and the Economic Times, I found out that in 2014, the world’s largest …
A short month
Why is it such a short month? Only a couple of tea cups, And March we must confront. Let’s turn this into ups.
When the « all-seeing eye » looks over tea
No I won’t speak about the dollar, the Divine Providence or the Eye of Sauron. Although I think it would be interesting to ponder whether or not the whole history of the Middle Earth or of Arda would have been different if tea had been …
Traceability or Traceabilitea, that is the question
Today, I won’t speak to you the reader but to the companies who sell us tea and I will speak about traceability or the capacity to know where one thing comes from, where it went, how it was changed, how it was transported… And for …
From one cliché to another
I wrote some times ago a post about how sometimes tea people were wrongly perceived as being old grannies drinking their tea at 5 o’clock. I “just” found now about another cliché but a more positive one. To be more precise, it just came to …
Winter is coming
Winter is coming and no, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones or with the season. Yes, in both cases, winter is truly coming but in tea, you could say that. But first we need to take a step back in time and …
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 …