When the Assam and Darjeeling tea cultivation experiments succeeded it encouraged similar endeavours in other parts of India that had similar natural conditions. These efforts resulted in a thriving tea industry in many parts of South India and North east India. Continue Reading
When the world is at odds,
And the mind is at sea,
Then cease the useless tedium,
And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in it’s fragrance,
There is solace in it’s taste;
And the laden moments vanish,
Somehow into space.
And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you see;
All because you briefly stopped,
To brew a cup of tea.
– Author unknown –
Divination has a long and varied history that stretches back through numerous cultures and places. Defined as “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future by supernatural means,” it is an umbrella term for a number of rituals, from well-known practices such as palmistry (palm-reading) and gazing into crystal balls to lesser known customs like poe divination, which was practiced at Taoist temples. Continue Reading