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10 May 2019

Who do you admire the most, Sylvie Lavabre, a French journalist, asked me. I admire people who don’t give up, I admire adventurers and artists. I also admire tolerance and…

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Safe passage

3 May 2019

I’ve finished selecting my first-flush Darjeelings – 12 premium teas in total. From Puttabong to Thurbo, Namring Upper and Highlands, they represent the best of what these mountains have produced…

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Hedgerows and field margins

26 April 2019

When I travel across some regions of France, I’m alarmed. Where are the hedges? Where are the field margins? When I travel around the world, if I come across a…

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Eggs with tea

19 April 2019

If you’ve never cooked with tea, here’s a simple recipe to get you started: marbled eggs. It’s Easter, but we’re not talking chocolate. Instead, we’re using real eggs, so we’re…

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A hundred teas a day

12 April 2019

When I tell people that I sometimes taste 50 or 100 teas a day, or even more, many are surprised, and ask: how can you try that many teas and…

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À chacun son printemps

28 April 2017

  A celles et ceux qui souhaitent découvrir les thés de printemps, voici mes conseils. Les Darjeeling récoltés en mars et avril développent des notes florales soutenues qui vont de…

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À propos de la sélection des Darjeeling de Printemps

14 April 2017

  Les Darjeeling de Printemps sont les thés les plus difficiles à acheter car la production n’y est pas organisée comme ailleurs. A Darjeeling, on récolte les feuilles d’un même…

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Le temps d’infusion des Darjeeling de printemps

27 March 2015

Les Darjeeling de printemps infusent entre 3’30 et 4 minutes. Le plus simple est de régler votre minuteur sur 3’45. Il faut être précis lorsque l’on prépare ce type de…

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Let’s celebrate spring!

21 March 2014

To celebrate the arrival of spring with you, what better than to take a break together, put the kettle on, sit down in an upright position, empty our minds, shut…

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