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Rajiv Lochan Engages in Tea Diplomacy

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. Continue reading Rajiv Lochan Engages in Tea Diplomacy

Rajiv Lochan Learns About Tea Fashion Drinks in China

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. Continue reading Rajiv Lochan Learns About Tea Fashion Drinks in China

Lochan Tea at the O-cha Festival in Japan!

O-cha festival is probably the biggest tea event in the world ceremonies under Mt. Fuji every three years and opened by Royal family member with a three day celebration in Shizuoka, Japan. Chitose Shasida of Tokyo, who had visited our India Tea Forum organized by Confederation of Indian Industries in Siliguri every two years under Mt. Kanchenjunga, represented her newly floated company Lochan Tea Japan, and we were very lucky to get a Gold Prize for Doke Silver Needle white tea. Continue reading Lochan Tea at the O-cha Festival in Japan!

The Story of Rungneet (Kanchaan View) Darjeeling Tea Estate

Correction on ownership 17 Sep 2016: Rungneet (Kanchaan View) is owned by Ajit Agarwala as Proprietor and is part of Terai Group.

The Rungneet (Kanchaan View) Darjeeling Tea Estate is part of the history of India in more ways than one. Rajiv Lochan tells their story here. [Editor’s note: Rungneet is the former name of Kanchaan View; for the sake of making that known to you, we have used both names here. “Kanchaan” is sometimes spelled “Kanchan” but we used the more common spelling.]

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