Teas of the World: Sikkim Teas

India is large and varied, with many languages, cultures, and languages. Crowned by the Himalayas along the northern border, the country stretches down to the Laccadive Sea and the neighboring island nation of Sri Lanka. As expected, tea cultivation reaches even to one of the newest states in the country. About Sikkim The state of …

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Tea Review – English Tea Store Nonsuch Estate Nilgiri

I have mixed feelings about India's teas. If I had to pick a variety of tea that's disappointed me the most over the years, I'd go with Darjeeling. I've only been drinking tea for about eight years now and in the early days I found myself quite impressed with the unique flavor profile of this …

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Teapot Decoration: Falangcai

Having developed a curiosity about the enamel decoration seen on some Chinese porcelain wares, I decided to do some research into the topic, and found myself discovering the world of falangcai. The enamel decorations known as falangcai , literally meaning ‘foreign colours’ were most likely named as such due to the fact that the enamels …

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