Thursday, June 20, 2019

Darjeeling: Choosing and Enjoying a Peak of Tea

Darjeeling: Tea in the High Himalayas High tea. Interesting weather patterns. Complex and vulnerable ecology. Darjeeling is a peak of tea in two senses. It is...

Tea of the Future: How Science Fiction Sees It

  By far the best-known quote about tea comes from science fiction. It is, of course, from Jean Luc Picard, the sophisticated French captain of...

A Darjeeling Devotee

Design Your Own Chai:The Life of Spice by Peter GW Keen   Chai is a style of tea, rather than a precise specification or standardized set...

Tea in America

Tea, in the White House Published on July 1, 2017 by Peter GW Keen Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe… These first five Presidents of the United...

Tea with Milk

Tea in milk Classic burning issues of deep trivia about tea have long been whether to add milk and, if so, which to put into...

Good Tea Needs a Good Tea Cup

Good Tea Needs A Good Teacup Published on April 26, 2016 by Peter GW Keen How many times have you made the very same tea as...

For the love of the Himalayas

For the love of the Himalayas Published on March 14, 2017 by Aravinda Anantharaman There’s always something interesting around the corner, in Darjeeling. About an hour...

When war came to Assam

When war came to Assam Published on August 17, 2017 by Peter GW Keen “The Stalingrad of the East… Named at the ceremony as Britain’s greatest...

Microwaved, tepid, rolling boiling? Water for tea!

Published on November 29, 2016 by Peter GW Keen Look after the water and the tea will look after itself. This sounds simple and is. But...

Tea and Buddhism: Much More Than Just Contemplation

Published on May 13, 2016 by Peter GW Keen At one level, the association of Buddhism and tea seems natural and obvious. The ethos and...