Nepal, India or China? Know your tea!


For the tea lovers amongst you……

Buddha walks into a wine bar ...

So which tea do YOU prefer? Even if it’s “Yorkshire” or “Tetleys” it has to come from somewhere and it’s most likely from one of the big three.
We have experienced tutored tea tastings in Nepal and China which were just like wine tastings in France, but instead of different grapes, regions or vignerons……. it was tea.

Tea tasting, Shanghai

To a couple of tea lovers like ourselves the coffee-shop explosion in the U.K. is a mystery, everywhere you turn there’s a Costa, Starbucks, Nero, Coffee One, Wild Bean, Coffee Republic ……and also places where coffee is “free” such as with your Waitrose card in the supermarket. Every garage has a Coffee takeaway and people fill up with fuel then buy their obligatory coffee in a cardboard cup to go. Whatever happened to pots of tea in Lyons, Kardomah, Ceylon Tea Centre? These were the places where you weren’t just…

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One Comment on “Nepal, India or China? Know your tea!

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this delightful, informative post! It doesn’t mention whether it’s better to seek out tea that’s picked out by humans or by monkeys, though. I wonder if there’s a difference, because presumably monkeys are picking up lots of other things along the way too. 🙂

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