Nepali Tea

Nepalese teas are hard to come by and yet to be discovered by connoisseurs in the West, according to Canadian based tea merchants Tealyra.  Tealyra’s website offers two Nepalese orthodox teas: Chabessey Hand Rolled Nepal Black (NZ $9.17 for 50 grams) and Antu Valley Nepal 1st Flush.  The former is described as a ‘complex, full-bodied, dark cup similar…

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Trouble Brewing?

This week I was sorry to hear, after I published a previous post about Darjeeling tea, of the various troubles besetting the Darjeeling district and therefore the tea estates.  You may read about them here if you like.  According to the article some areas are dangerous, workers are absent from the gardens and tourists are leaving.…

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