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The Legend of Darjeeling

Legend says winter comes from the hands of Chys Khan, the master of the cold. It is passed from his hands to those of Father Christmas, who is responsible for distributing it throughout the rest of Europe. Both have a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Darjeeling vs. Nepalese Teas

A competition, friendly but serious, has arisen in the past few years between the growers and producers of Darjeeling teas and Nepalese teas. It’s an important one as the Darjeeling gardens face some tough challenges and as Nepal continues to … 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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