The Zen of Tea

The Zen of Tea

I’ve been drinking tea in earnest since 2011, when I discovered whole leaf tea during a trip to Darjeeling. A few years prior to that I had begun a regular meditation practice. Interestingly, I’ve found that both tea and meditation give me a similar feeling that I might describe as “awakened relaxation.” Continue reading “The Zen of Tea”

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How Green Is Our Tea?

How Green Is Our Tea?

You’ve heard of “green tea,” so called because the leaves are not oxidized and still look quite green after processing. But how “green” is tea in terms of its environmental impact?
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Kangra Tea

Kangra Tea

While Darjeeling and Assam are probably the best-known tea growing regions in India, Kangra, in mountainous Himachal Pradesh, is historically better known for its eponymous style of painting than for its tea.  Continue reading “Kangra Tea”