Two fresh 2012 first flush Darjeelings, and a thought about climate change.
Wine and tea: they actually have a lot in common. In the second installment of this seminal article I look at the production process of wine and tea and how possibly they can be similar.
The logistic challenges of moving a tea collection.
8 first flush Darjeelings on the tea table. Some exciting teas, though 2011 seems coarser and chunkier than 2010 for first flush.
Let the first flush games begin. I taste my first 2011 Darjeeling.
I continue to drink quite a bit of Darjeeling teas at the moment, at the expense of almost any other black tea. The freshness and juiciness of 2010 Darj first […]
At the moment I am enjoying a few 2010 first flush Darjeelings. It’s the tea that feels most ‘in season’ to me; its fruitiness, juiciness and refreshing citrus tang matching […]
As the first 2010 flush for Darjeeling tea is approaching, it seems fitting to summarise my feelings about 2009’s last, autumn flush. Autumn Darjeeling tea rarely gets any hype, and […]
Makaibari is one of Darjeeling’s leading tea estates. Biodynamic farming is practiced here, an absolute rarity in Asia. I taste four 2009 teas, including two less-than-successful greens.
The leaves are dead… Long live the leaves! More 2009 Darjeeling on the tasting table today. Two releases from the high-perched Giddapahar estate renowned for its highly aromatic teas. The […]