Continue reading Promoting Tea to Australian Tourists
By May 1839, ahead of the Opium War, trading houses in Canton had been evacuated following a proclamation by Commissioner Lin that prohibited the import of opium into the city. For the year, the captain ensured that China tea reached its destinations throughout the world : Continue reading Captain Forbes Saves the Day
Bermiok Village- South Sikkim
India’s first 100% organic state, Sikkim, a beautiful Himalayan Buddhist kingdom, was founded in 1642 and joined the democratic mainstream of The Indian Union as its 22nd State in 1975. Lonely Planet ranked Sikkim the world’s #1 place to visit in 2014, citing its record as India’s cleanest state and its sustainable community-based tourism in less developed areas. The state has 28 mountain peaks, including the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, 21 glaciers, 227 high altitude lakes, five hot springs, eight mountain passes and over 100 rivers and streams, one National Park and six wildlife sanctuaries.Continue reading Sikkim
From our latest delivery, we have two new fruity options for you, as well as the return of a (new) favourite.Continue reading What’s New – Summer Fruit!
They’re here! Our shipment of First Flush teas from India arrived yesterday. From Darjeeling, we have teas from Avongrove and Jungpana…and from Assam, the Silver Needle White returns to our catalogue, along with a spring harvest black tea from the Raidang Estate.
We have been receiving one of our orders from China and, as promised, we have two new Pu Erh teas to offer you…
An excerpt from Downtrain by Robert Nisbet…
“Miss Grey was shopping for tea. To the girl at the counter, this was all part of a rather quaint ritual, conducted regularly once a fortnight…but to Miss Grey it was important. She was shopping for tea.”
More first flush samples arrived today. We will be choosing from some familiar names, and some new ones; Giddapahar, Oaks, Avongrove, Jungpana, Puttabong and Arya for Darjeeling…Kamakhya, Bordubi, Margherita, and Raidang for Assam. We’ll let you know what we select and, most importantly, when they’re available to purchase!
Taken from a short story written by Anton Chekhov, this excerpt describes how Olga Mikhaylovna entertains guests during a name-day party she is throwing for her husband, Peter. Continue reading Tea Break – “The Party”