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 many tea drinkers aren’t aware...

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 battle, ahead of Waterloo and...

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 from Siliguri, we were in...

Clonals – the tea of the future

Published on March 15, 2016 by Peter GW Keen There’s a straight-faced line in a scientific report that innovation in tea making in Japan has a fairly standard timetable: every...

Everything you needed to know about the kettle

Published on December 20, 2016 by Peter GW Keen Kettles are both the most and least important part of the home or office tool set. They are the least important...

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 practices of its many schools...