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
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
They say that you have to be in Kolkata and experience the festivities surrounding Durga Puja to really fathom what it means to the city. I couldn’t agree less after I partook in the festivities for the first time last year. The 9 day affair, a period more popularly known as Navaratri, is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga, who according to Hindu mythology emerged to destroy the demon Mahishasura. Continue Reading
Come October and you may chance upon groups of people sporting pink shirts, pink ribbons here and there, and lots of pink goods on sale. Well, the month of October is recognised as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and nations worldwide show their support through various campaigns to increase awareness about the disease. A pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Continue Reading
The dainty white and yellow flowers, originating from the daisy family, are known to pack a punch. An exquisite herb, the new and dried blossoms of chamomile is used widely as a wellness ingredient, with vast ranging benefits. While the flower is local to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it is an ingredient used across the world. Continue Reading