My friend Anya is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to our small tasting room where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over India. Continue Reading
We have all heard and read enough about Matcha, but let us introduce to you, the Indian Matcha.
What is Indian Matcha you say?
While Matcha originates from Japan, the first of its kind attempt has been made to manufacture it in Assam, India. Matcha specific clones are grown with great care, and then manufactured in a fully automated plant under the supervision of Japanese brewmasters. A bold step taken by the Chota Tingri estate in Upper Assam, it sure looks like the gamble has paid off. For we now have our own Indian Matcha. Continue Reading
We at TheTeaShelf have been long saying “Winter Is Coming”, along with John Snow of course. And now that the air gets nippier, the days fold earlier, and the nights longer, warming yourselves with a hot cup of healthy tea is a great start to this winter!
Try some of these healthy tea favorites this season, and give that boring cup of coffee a miss. Continue Reading
It’s been more than a year since it came out and yet “The Girl on the Train” seems unlikely to be dislodged from its place on the best-seller lists any time soon. Indeed with good reason, Paula Hawkins’ debut novel is a gripping work with malice, betrayal and drama, distributed along a shaky timeline. Continue Reading
There is something deeply calming about the rituals. I am not referring to any extravagant ones but the small ones, the ones that fit into our daily lives. For some it could be the elaborate end-of-the-day shower, for someone else, it could be the process of rearranging their book-shelf. As a tea lover, for me, it is the ritual of making, and having, tea.
A perennial plant of the ginger family, turmeric is fast rising as the next food trend around the world. After ghee, homemade yoghurt and coconut oil, it is the latest health food to originate from India (We are getting to the point where we may well call ourselves trend-setters!) Continue Reading