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
Just when we thought that we were summer ready with a layer of sunblock and oversized sunglasses, the soaring heat got the better of us. With the days getting hotter, we at The Tea Shelf head office are shaking off the heat with some of the coolest drinks this summer. While classic iced black tea will always be a summer favorite, we suggest you beat the heat this season with a Tea Smoothie. Continue Reading
While we consume tea first and foremost as a beverage, you will be surprised at how tea leaves can be used in cooking a number of dishes. The variety of teas, each with their own aroma and flavour only goes on to enhance the flavours of the dish. 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
The Planter’s Bungalow
A sprawling bungalow amidst lush green tea plantaions, liveried servants, socialising at planter’s clubs, billiards, golf and the likes… Continue Reading
It comes as no surprise that the district of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, embraced by the Nilgiri Hills, is flocked by tourists around the year. Also known as The Blue Mountains, owing to the periodical blossom of the violet ‘Kurinji’ flower in this region, Nilgiris is a nature-lover’s paradise with its unique biodiversity, making it one of the ‘hotspots’ of the world. Continue Reading