Tea Travels Part I: Featured Tea Garden: Gopaldhara

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This year’s travels were filled with many tea gardens and many tastings. One that stood out to us was a visit to Gopaldhara Tea Estate in the Mirik Valley of Darjeeling. I arrived after nightfall, winding down a narrow bumpy jeep road that was quite nerve-racking (most tea areas have crazy mountain roads..but this was […]

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Taiwan Spring 2014 Travels…from the road part 1: Fresh Tea Aroma

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  You know it’s a good day on the job when you retire for the night, and your clothes are fragrant with the aroma of fresh tea. I’m sitting here with my cup of unfinished oolong tea. Harvested yesterday. Yes, it’s technically “not as good” as the finished product. But to cut through this tropical […]

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Kabusecha is a favorite in March

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I am constantly asked if I have a favorite tea. This question always seems to catch me off guard because simply, the answer is no. My tea desires are in constant flux. It can depend on any number of variables: my mood, what I have eaten for breakfast, the time of day. Perhaps the most […]

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