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Your Favourite Tea Bag is Killing You.

Loose leaf tea or tea bags? Authentic or Quickie? The debate is on since the time someone in America “invented” tea bag by mistake (the dumbest and most horrifying invention to any true blue tea lover). Well, I made my point already there! You see, if you consider yourself a true blue tea lover, you can’t be seen with a […]
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What You Didn’t Know About Indian Teas

My time with tea gets me opportunities to meet tea people from other parts of the world face-to-face as well as virtually; and almost every time I feel sad to see that almost all these people have no proper knowledge about Indian teas. According to them India is synonymous with just black teas coming from either Darjeeling or Assam (just […]
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Temi – Tea, Cherry Tree Festival and Tea Travel: Concluding Part

Read Part 1 of the story here: https://teawithsusmita.com/2020/01/10/temi-tea-cherry-tree-festival-and-tea-travel-part-1/ Before we got down to the venue ground which was a large clearing in the middle of the tea garden, we got out of the car and sat at the entry point which was at a higher level from the venue ground – to soak into the pristine nature all around us. […]
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Temi – Tea, Cherry Tree Festival and Tea Travel: Part 1

I always wanted to visit Sikkim – had heard so much about the place – its natural beauty, food, people and, of course, Kanchenjunga! Then last year I saw some pictures of the Cherry Tree festival at Temi in Southern Sikkim and I was blown away. As a tea artist and a tea blogger, I wanted to visit Temi and […]
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8 Reasons Why ‘Tea’ Should Be Your New Career Choice

Globally, the tea market was valued at nearly 50 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 and is expected to rise to over 73 billion dollars by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 5.7%. In India, Tea is the most valued in the beverage market at about INR 180 billion and is expected to grow steadily. The primary variable driving tea market growth is […]
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Next Stop Darjeeling – Windamere Hotel

Darjeeling Tea Trail The history of Darjeeling is as interesting as the place itself. Darjeeling which is the combination of two words dorje’ meaning thunderbolt and “Ling” meaning place (therefore, the land of thunderbolt) was part of the Old Sikkim Kingdom. During the early 18th century Sikkim and Nepal were continuously fighting each other and during one such battles the […]
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First Stop Kurseong – Cochrane Place Hotel

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails On the way to Darjeeling from Bagdogra before you enter the Kurseong town through the hilly Punkhabari road, this beautiful hotel stands tall among the lush green tea gardens. You would have just crossed the Makaibari tea estate, filling  your lungs with the aroma of the teas, wild flowers […]
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Must Visit 6 Tea Factories in Darjeeling & Kurseong

Darjeeling – The land of Exquisite Tea and Mesmerising Tea Trails Darjeeling tea is called the Champagne of tea for, perhaps many a reasons. It is considered one of the most premium and sought after tea among the tea connoisseurs around the globe. Most royal families of Europe wake up every day to a cup of Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling has 4 […]
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Pure Japanese Matcha – Now in Bangalore

Matcha tea is currently sweeping the whole world for various reasons – its beautiful visual, believed health benefits, distinct aroma and perhaps also its history. Matcha is a powdered tea based on which the entire Japanese Tea ceremony was built way back in the 12th century. Matcha tea is distinguished from other teas by the fact that the tea bushes […]
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