‘Assam Second Flush Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe’ may be rather a mouthful. But one sip of this superbly rich and malty brew and you might just remember the name. 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
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
As we pay tribute to our freedom fighters and look back at the midnight hour when India woke up to freedom, we remember the day as deliverance from the British Raj. However, the British have given India other reasons to remember them, one of them being India’s vast tea empire. In order to quench their thirst for tea, The British popularised the cultivation of tea in India, to an extent where today India is the largest producer of tea, after China. Continue Reading
Plan a trip to Kerala this time not to soak in its beaches but to be devoured by sights of lush green tea plantations rolling down the hills of Munnar. This picturesque hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala offers an expanse of plantations, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and exotic flora and fauna. Also known as the Kashmir of South India, Munnar served as a summer retreat for the erstwhile British rulers. Continue Reading
When you come to think of it, yoga and tea are in fact quite similar. Yoga invigorates your mind and relaxes you, which tea is also capable of doing. Maybe that’s why tea and yoga blend very well together to create the most divine concoction. Research shows that most yoga experts encourage the drinking of tea after a yoga session. So here is why you should roll up your yoga mat and set the tea to brew.
“Ah! That’s the flavor; I bet that’s a first flush.”
“No, it’s not. Look at the color of the brew, it’s a bit darkish. This has to be second flush.”
And then we both took our first sip. Both were trying to move the liquid around our tongue and trying to breathe in the oxygen, and then I felt it the odd muscatel flavor. It is definitely a second flush.
Well, the story goes like this. I love tea and so does he. It was a love at first brew! But I could practically never distinguish between the tastes and flavors, so it was he who told me about First Flush, Second Flush, Third Flush and mid flushes. Continue Reading