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Finding salt on the tea route

It is not only in Tibet and the Himalayas that the tea route crosses the salt route. When you travel...

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Omar Syariff

18 November 2022

This is Omar Syariff, who is closely involved in the production of quality tea in Central Java (Indonesia); more specifically, on the Dieng Plateau. He dedicates his time and energy…

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The people of tea

10 November 2022

Tea is not just about landscapes, however beautiful they may be; it is not just about the plants or the leaves. Above all it is about the men and women…

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A virtuous circle

4 November 2022

Tea can be picked by hand rather than mechanically, and it makes all the difference. It is difficult to harvest the leaves properly with shears (except in Japan where they…

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Volcanic soil

21 October 2022

For once, the tea route crosses the (Indian) ocean. This is an opportunity to see how volcanic – and therefore acidic – the soil on the island of Java is….

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While we wait for Darjeeling, here’s Kotagiri Frost

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Meticulous work

31 July 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…

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