Category Archives: Darjeeling Teas

5 Fine Teas to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Feast

During the holiday season, and especially at that Thanksgiving Feast, certain foods and beverages hold sway as traditional. But you lovers of fine teas – those special oolongs, green teas, white teas, and even pu-erhs – can still include these … Continue reading

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The China Jats of Darjeeling

Tea growing in the area of West Bengal in northern India started with folks like Robert Fortune, a Scotsman who is credited with smuggling (some say stealing) tea plants and people who knew how to cultivate them and process the … Continue reading

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A Story of Revival: Castleton Tea Garden and Factory in Darjeeling, India

One of the most interesting tea gardens in the world and especially within the Darjeeling area of northern India is the Castleton Tea Estate, located in the Kurseong South Valley. It is a true story of revival, of a tea … Continue reading

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