Main Ceylon Tea Growing Regions

Tea growing in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was an economy-saving move. As coffee plantations fell victim to a disease called “coffee rust,” plantation owners turned to learning about how to cultivate tea plants (Camellia Sinensis and its varietals). These days, the tea plant of choice is the assamica varietal exclusively. In my previous article “Darjeeling …

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Review — Golden Moon Darjeeling

Name: Darjeeling Brand: Golden Moon Type: Black tea, Darjeeling Form: Loose leaf Review: What a scrumptious tea! The dry leaf of Golden Moon’s Darjeelingsmells strongly of mixed nuts, and has the characteristic Darjeeling “look” of small, somewhat broken leaf in varied colors. Some of the leaves range from very dark to light brown, while a …

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Tea Vacation with Agatha Christie

Lately I have been armchair-traveling around the world, planning tea vacations. Tea vacations? you say. The fact surprised me, too, but given second thought it is a perfect idea—a vacation for people who love to travel and love to drink tea. At the moment, I prefer the comfort of my armchair, tea in hand, and …

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