Meticulous work

blog-31-07-2015

While you’re brewing your tea, you can’t always imagine how much work has gone into it already, with the harvesting and processing of each little leaf. The manual sorting, done leaf by leaf to remove any stems, is just as painstaking.


Posted in Country : Nepal by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags :

Unfired clay cups of Kolkata

blog-24-07-2015

In Kolkata, where the heat is stupefying for a good part of the year, tea is drunk boiling hot. It is consumed in the street, by a stall, where it is often served in an unfired clay cup which is then thrown to the ground. The clay breaks on the pavement, and when the rain comes it turns to mud.


Posted in Country : India by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags : ,

See the world in a different way

blog-17-07-2015

Many of you spend hours in front of a computer screen. However, the world cannot be reduced to a few inches. To give you a different view of the world, I propose this photo, which you can use as wallpaper for your screen. For people with a sedentary lifestyle, it is recommended to take some time out to stretch, relax, walk a little. I also recommend you enjoy looking at this landscape while drinking your daily cup of favourite tea.


Posted in Country: Malawi by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags : ,

Taking a dip

blog-10-07-2015

The holiday season is upon us and with it, for many of you, comes the desire to take a dip. In Myanmar, Inle Lake is breathtakingly beautiful. The blue sky merges with the waters of the lake. Speaking of taking a dip, the houses here are built on stilts, and people grow their vegetables on small plots of floating earth. It’s magical.


Posted in Country: Burma by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags : ,

Under the Himalayan clouds

blog-03-07-2015

During a heatwave you must remember to stay hydrated. You need to drink frequently. You can also cool your face, with a wet cloth or a facial mist. As for me, I like the original version of mist – it’s called the Himalayas. It is cool there, especially at this time of year, when clouds full of monsoon rain gather above your head.

 


Posted in Country : Nepal by François-Xavier Delmas | Tags : ,

The author

François-Xavier Delmas is a passionate globetrotter. He’s been touring the world’s tea plantations for more than 20 years in search of the finest teas. As the founder of Le Palais des Thés, he believes that travelling is all about discovering world cultures. From Darjeeling to Shizuoka, from Taiwan to the Golden Triangle, he invites you to follow his trips as well as share his experiences and emotions.

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