Whether you read for pleasure or to gain knowledge (or both) I think you will like this book by Jeff Koehler.  I’ve read it twice.

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“A fascinating portrait of the region and a story rich in intrigue and Empire, full of romance, it illuminates the historic, arcane and changing world of this celebrated tea.”  Amazon.

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It’s not just about tea though

It’s about India and Britain and real characters in this wonderful setting, the tea estates of Darjeeling.

Here is a sip of Jeff Koehler’s writing:

The mighty Brahamaputra River cleaves Assam in half …”

Waffling on a decisive course for action the Tea Committee hedged it’s bets …”

Summers in the Darjeeling hills are hot and dry, the sky generally cloudless but not vibrant: azure with a cataract of haze.”

If you were to pair this book with a cup of Darjeeling, or Orange Pekoe, you would not go wrong.

 

 

7 replies on “Darjeeling: A History of the World’s Greatest Tea, by Jeff Koehler

  1. Wonderful descriptive excerpts from this unusual book … and I can well imagine it being much more than just about the tea! Thank you so much for sharing and one I’d love to read if I came across it!

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    1. I know what you mean .. but it is very British if anything. (The Indians being more British than the British over their tea. I fell in love with Northern India thanks to this book. It is a place I would really like to experience now.

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