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A Foray Into East Frisian Tea

In last week’s Tea Journal entry, we meandered the streets of Morocco. However, this week’s ‘Stories From The Silk Road’ serial has us washing up on very different shores: East Frisia to be exact!

Assam Hajua

In Upper Assam of north-east India sits the district of Sivasagar where the largest amounts of the best quality black tea in Assam are produced. Where other Indian teas like Darjeelings and Nilgiris flourish in the highlands, Assam teas are grown in low floodplains. Rich clay soils, carried down by the Brahmaputra River from the […]

Kenya Marinyn – Cream of the Cash Crop

In the sprawling Kenyan highlands that fringe the Great Rift Valley, fertile volcanic red soil yields some of the finest, rich-flavoured tea in the world. The tea plant was introduced to the East African country of Kenya in 1903 where it soon became their most significant cash crop. The abundance in quality supply is a […]