The Most Expensive Indian Tea
Recently at one of my tea presentations, which was based on Indian teas, a conversation started around some points I had made about the recent recognition and protection of Darjeeling teas under the European Union’s Protected Geographical Identification (PGI). I explained that this protection covered 87 Darjeeling gardens and prevented gardens outside the zone having their teas labeled or sold as Darjeelings. These protections are the same given to Champagne, Cognac and Parma
The New Tea Generation
In the cafes and tea rooms around Australia, I love seeing new groups of young fashionista’s who seem to dress in a mix of 1950’s chic meets; “Alice in Wonderland”, a pinch of “Willy Wonka” and a splash of colour from -“The Wizard of Oz”. I also think there might just be a few Edward Scissor Hands out there as well!! Their bright colourful outfits and vibrant demeanor bring a breath of fresh air to these cafes and tea rooms, pushing out the bohemian, all black, slightly grung
Sustainable Tea Production!
I don’t know about you, but I personally find the buzz words around everyday products we purchase; more than a little confusing and frustrating. Organic, certified organic, sustainably produced, bio-dynamic…. the list goes on and on. The majority of us are concerned about where our food comes from, that it’s been produced in a good and wholesome way, and that the people who are producing it are being treated and remunerated fairly. Of course, there are those of us who wish to