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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5 Signs That You’re “Going Indian” at Tea Time

Your tea time evolution, as started in 5 Signs That You’re “Going British” at Tea Time, takes another turn as the influence of the second largest tea exporting country in the world takes hold. How do you tell if this evolution is taking place? Here are 5 signs that you’re “going Indian” at tea time: …

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Tea vs. Coffee in India

Statistically speaking, if you drink tea, there's a pretty good chance that it was grown in China or India. If it weren't for China, India would be the world's top tea growing nation, and between the two of them they grow rather substantial quantities of the stuff. Which might be why the growth of coffee …

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Tea Review: English Tea Store Organic Assam TGFOP

In my recent review of the English Tea Store's Golden Heaven Yunnan, a Chinese black tea, I may have spoken a bit rashly. After many years of enthusiastically banging the drum for Assam tea, I made the comment that "I'm starting to wonder if I don't like Yunnan better." Which wasn't exactly a definitive statement, …

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A Brief Guide to Black Tea

Ask a tea drinker in the United States, Great Britain or any one of a number of other countries in the West to picture a cup of tea and they’ll probably imagine that old tried and true of the tea drinking world - black tea. Yes, the times they are a’ changin’ and tea drinkers …

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Popularity of Indian Cuisines

There is a growing popularity in the U.S. for Indian cuisine (we’re catching up with the rest of the world). Indian restaurants are in virtually every country on the globe, with curries, naan, tandooris, and other specialties drawing in customers craving those unique tastes. Now, they’re also in every state in this country, along with …

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