The classroom at 6500 feet

What if writing about tea was your hobby but you had never had a peep inside a tea processing factory? Well, we suffered from just this “character flaw” and that just had to be rectified. Oh, that image of Nilgiris in the monsoon – was that alluring or was it alluring.  We reached out to… Continue reading The classroom at 6500 feet

Tea for Tusker

Have a cup of tea. Save an elephant. That is what Tenzing Bodosa’s farm would like to achieve. Pondicherry is smallest district in India at 9 sq km. Kutch in Gujarat, on the other hand, is the largest at a mammoth 45,650 sq km area. Udalguri in Assam is relatively middling sized.  Stretching 1,700 sq… Continue reading Tea for Tusker

Let’s go Dutch on tea

Zundert is a small town in south Netherlands, population 22,000. The birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, it lies in a province that is one of the biggest agricultural provinces in the country. Strawberries and hedging plants are commonly grown. In fact, close to 10% of Netherlands nursery production takes place right here. It was only… Continue reading Let’s go Dutch on tea

Wild tea and Forest trails

We have all seen photographs of tea plantations. Primly groomed row upon row of tea bushes. Each bush, neat and tidy, pruned to about waist height. The leaves and bud eminently accessible, plucked with ease by an experienced picker. And that is the source of most of the tea we drink. Now imagine a forest… Continue reading Wild tea and Forest trails

The Kolkata Boys evoke Nostealgia

It must be the air of Darjeeling. How else do you explain the change in plans of Souvik Nandy and Tathagata Samanta? Two Economics undergrads who reach the State Bank of India, Darjeeling for their summer internship. Their internship goes very well – from analyzing income statements and balance sheets, understanding unit economics and pricing… Continue reading The Kolkata Boys evoke Nostealgia

This Dweller resides in your cup

The year just going by – 2018 – witnessed a young startup taking shape in the form of Dweller Teas.  Eli Yambem’s brainchild, Dweller is putting Manipur on the map for stimulating indigenous flavors and blends. The Assam Valley School at Tezpur stretches over an extremely picturesque 95 hectares.  Founded by the Williamson Magor Education… Continue reading This Dweller resides in your cup

Tea in the Himachal

What if you have always wanted to have a cup of tea that smelt like rose, tasted like vanilla and looked like a whiskey. This is what a restaurateur in Adelaide, Australia had wanted. He was lucky enough to know Anamika Singh and she quickly whipped up a fusion of rooibos, rose petals, vanilla and oolong tea … Continue reading Tea in the Himachal