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Have Tea Your Way – A Smart Tea Seller Helps You Do Just That!

This little teapot knows that you humans really love having tea your way! So, imagine the glee in our house when we saw a feature on a tea seller’s site that let’s you do just that by being able to select ingredients to add to your tea leaves and how much. Continue reading Have Tea Your Way – A Smart Tea Seller Helps You Do Just That!

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Great Times at Another Foodex in Japan!

It was an extraordinary year as the 104-day-long strike in Darjeeling last year left a question unanswered as to what will happen to quality in new season which never had a precedence.

We took to Foodex in Japan nine teas of pre-spring flush harvested from January onwards from Jungpana, Goomtee, Glenburn, Giddapahar, Poobong, Rohini, Avongrove, Selim Hill, and Upper Fagu – representing a range from high to low elevation and quality which only is possible in late March, and we arrived in Japan on 5th March and had a great excitement in our heart as to what reactions we will be having from best Darjeeling tea lovers in the world.

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Day one opened on 6th morning which so quickly vanished into 10th evening when we wound up the booth and packed up the bags after Chitose san’s party in a fashionable downtown Tokyo restaurant and we never finished hearing kire or arigatao guzaimasta as the tea swirling down the throats of beautiful ladies was simply wonderful.
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On the heals following was 24th February produced Doke black fusion which went so well with Yokohama beef as the final course of the tea party. Dolly was rewarded promptly a trip to Yibin immediately to present herself her tea on the booth to be attended by the international tea community during 17-19th March 3rd International Tea Conference organised by China Chambers of Commerce.

Such are the wonderful ways of the tea world and we are here to serve the consumers with some of the best teas from India.

Regards,
Rajiv Lochan 老罗
Lochan Tea Limited
www.rajivlochan.com

Exploring the Nahorhabi Assam Tea Garden – A Little Yellow Teapot Report

Having had the recent pleasure of helping my humans try a sample of tea from the Nahorhabi tea garden, and having found it quite satisfactory, I also wanted to take a bit of a virtual tour of the garden to see what could be seen. Come along with me, dear tea loving humans. TOOOT! Continue reading Exploring the Nahorhabi Assam Tea Garden – A Little Yellow Teapot Report

Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Lochan Gold a True Revelation

My humans love Assam CTC style black tea. They keep me and the Tea Gang, especially Betty Blue Teapot in her lovely cozy from Tafferty Designs (one of our site sponsors), very busy steeping up potfuls. A couple of weeks ago they saw a post on social media about a new CTC style black tea called “Lochan Gold” from another site sponsor: Lochan Tea Ltd. in Siliguri, West Bengal, India. They asked if they could try the tea, and the good folks there sent over a package. It was tea party time at our house that day for sure! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Lochan Gold a True Revelation

Our Favorite Version of Spiced Chai

That time of year is at hand when those spiced teas, often simply called “chai” here in the U.S., appear in tea shops – both the brick-and-mortar and the online kind. We totally understand. There is something about these teas that appeals to us tea drinkers especially as the weather starts to turn cooler. At our house we have a favorite version of the many out there. We find it typifies the real appeal of this style of tea and so wanted to share our views with you here. Continue reading Our Favorite Version of Spiced Chai

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!

Doke Tea’s Silver Needle Worth the Award? – A Little Yellow Teapot Report

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 skeptical. Were they just about a fancy gold presentation bag? Or did the Japanese palate detect something special here? This little teapot and my humans wanted to find out and were excited when a package arrived with some of this tea included. The taste test was delayed a bit due to other commitments (another package of samples had arrived from another tea vendor), but we soon got one of the gaiwans in our Tea Gang busy on the infusing. Was Doke Silver Needle worth that award? Well…  Continue reading Doke Tea’s Silver Needle Worth the Award? – A Little Yellow Teapot Report

Tea in South America and an Argentinean Group Tours Tea in India

The folks at Lochan Tea Ltd. in West Bengal, India, is having an “Argentine adventure.” They are hosting a group of tea lovers from Argentina for about a month to help them learn more about tea (the kind made from Camellia sinensis leaves). This is such a wonderful occurrence that we wanted to repost our article here about tea traditions in South America. First, a look at that adventure and those eager students of “the leaf” … Continue reading Tea in South America and an Argentinean Group Tours Tea in India

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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