‘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
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
“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
Lemongrass is a herb which is part of the Cymbopogan Citratus family. It has a unique citrus flavour and is widely used in Asian cuisines. It is common in varieties of soups, teas and hot curries. It provides a fresh green vibrant colour to the cuisine and enriches it with its medicinal and anti-microbial properties. So, let’s have a look at the nutritional and health benefits of lemongrass. Continue Reading
The days are getting hotter – cool off with a refreshing twist on a summer classic. Gather rosemary and honey from your garden or farmers’ market. Local produce is the freshest and honey harvested close to home may provide added benefits, including the ability to combat allergies. This trio, combined with Assam tea, tingles your taste buds and refreshes your day.
If this fun drink is on your menu for a party or beach trip, make sure to prepare enough since one taste will have everyone asking for more! Continue Reading