Growing tea is a tough business and often one that gets little attention from tea lovers. But your little teapot buddy (me!) is here to fill you in on what is behind many of those tasty teas you love. This is another tea from Doke Tea Garden, which has been around for a number of … Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Doke Green Diamond Sparkles!
The Doke Tea Garden in Bihar, a state in northern India, has been around for a few years now. And while the tea plants have been growing and maturing, so has the staff. A recent sample of their second flush Green Diamond certainly is a testament to how they have improved over the years. And … Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: How Doke Green Diamond Measures Up to Other Green Teas
In the world of tea, as in other areas of human endeavor, awards are given out for various reasons, and quality is not always a factor, so when I, your fave little teapot, heard that Doke Tea’s Silver Needle (2nd flush of 2016) had won a gold medal in Japan, I and my humans were … Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Doke Silver Needle Worth the Award?
Halloween is a time of scary things that go bump in the night and for magic that seems to be everywhere – even in a tea garden. Our visit to the Doke Tea garden in Bihar, India, is proof. Come along with us and see that magic in action and meet the magicians who bring … Continue reading Halloween and the Magic of Doke Tea!
Greetings, fellow tea lovers! The Tea Board of India (TBI) currently recognizes 87 gardens in West Bengal, India, and official Darjeeling tea gardens. (There are other gardens in the area but for one reason or another, they do not meet the requirements for this official status.) We haven’t tried teas from all of them but … Continue reading The World Is a Tea Party Presents: Your Guide to the Darjeeling Tea Gardens
As Tea Diplomat I meet with many good tea people such as Chinese Consul General Mr. Ma Zhanwu who is stationed in Calcutta and with Dan Robertson who was coincidentally also visiting our area. For this visit we were trying to identify tea plants.
A new category or a new name coined for furtherance of marketing and consumption and I was lucky to get exposure to it in China after attending many food pairing events in Japan recently. Color combination and it’s enhancement by decoration is the base of fashion drinks like textiles.
Color themes for your tea party are a good thing. Normally, I would recommend yellow, for obvious reasons. But in the interest of fairness to you humans, this little teapot presents a case for a blue and white tea time. TOOOT!
Easter is almost here. I know this not by the calendar but by the pallet loads of “Peeps” in the stores. They’re everywhere! So that means it’s time for a “Peeps” Easter Tea Party! Unless you have been living in the remote reaches of some very unenlightened corner of the planet, such as, oh, … Continue reading A “Peeps” Easter Tea Party
My trip to Foodex in Japan this year was extra special! I want to share that with you here.