Grown at 7600 ft in the high hills of Ilam, the unique geographic location and micro climate provide these teas rare and distinctive flavours. And with a workforce consisting of 99% women, the SiddhaDevi tea estate provides employment to over 200 women in the surrounding community.Continue reading Siddha Devi Tea Estate
In the very early days of Darjeeling, there were a number of industries suggested that the hill station might be suitable for including cattle and sheep farming, timber and tanning. Notably, it was suggested that beer could be produced of a quality to match that of England:Continue reading Darjeeling – A Place to Brew Beer
After the Opium Wars, Robert Fortune ventured into the Chinese interior to collect samples of plants as well as tea plants and seeds. In this extract of his travels he recounts how he returned from the tea district near Sung-lo, in the modern day province of Anhui. He is now on Kintang Island, off the coast of present day Ningbo, before returning to Hong Kong with his finds.Continue reading Tea Break – A Journey to the Tea Countries
In this excerpt, William, renowned for his untidy hair, his large appetite and the many exploits of himself and the rebels, is treated to the exceptional cooking of tea cakes by Miss Smith.
A prominent importer, broker, wholesaler and retailer of tea in late Victorian times, this company published a catalogue describing its operations. There are sections describing the Mincing Lane Market in London, which at that time handled sugar, coffee, tobacco, spices, cocoa and wine, as well as tea! Within its pages, there are also sections describing how tea is grown, processed, transported to destination and made available to its customers.Continue reading United Kingdom Tea Company – A look back in time
Bitaco® Tea is an organic, high grown tea located on the western range of the Andes Mountains, in the village of Bitaco, La Cumbre, Colombia. It is a strategic area located between 1800 and 2050 meters above sea level for the production of a specialty, mountain tea.
Organic production and sustainability is assured within NOP (USDA) and EOS regulations, as well as UTZ certification, to provide clean, pure, and natural teas with full traceability, supported by social and environmental accountability.
Situated around 10 km from Ghoom railway station, surrounded by a beautiful tea garden in the south and a magnificent reserve forest area with diverse flora and fauna towards the north, NIROULA’S TEA FARM, is presently a micro tea processing unit of organic Darjeeling tea initiated to deliver quality and healthy orthodox tea to tea lovers looking for the right blend of taste and health.Continue reading Niroula’s Tea Farm
Wilson’s were a well known coffee and tea merchant in Croydon, a city South of London, through the wars and into the 1950s. To find out more about them follow this link to a Francis Firth photographer’s page .
If you are interested in caddy spoons, visit the web page for the Society of Caddy Spoon Collectors.