Steeped in Darjeeling
15 Jun 2014
This month's great read selected by our editors: Andrew McCarthy heads to India's verdant northern hills to indulge in the champagne of teas.
Brazil to kick off World Cup mornings with Darjeeling tea
6 May 2014
Though India will be nowhere near the playing arena in Brazil during the World Cup, tea from the famous Darjeeling garden of Makaibari will kick off the mornings for the players, guests and VIPs of the tournament.
Olympics end tea break
2 Jul 2008
Calcutta, July 1: A consignment of Makaibari green tea will leave tomorrow for guests at the Beijing Olympics.
Best Cup of Tea
25 Apr 2008
If Darjeeling is the champagne of teas, Makaibari is the Krug or Henri Giraud. At the 677-hectare Makaibari Tea Estate nestled in the eastern Himalayas, you not only taste the finest of its aromatic, amber brews, but experience tea as a way of life.
A journey into Indias tea territory
25 Nov 2007
Matt Gross takes us to the tea gardens of Darjeeling that produce tea that tastes not too different from heaven.
High Tea, India Style
14 Oct 2007
THE Himalayas rose almost out of nowhere. One minute the Maruti Suzuki hatchback was cruising the humid plains of West Bengal, palm trees and clouds obscuring the hills to come; the next it was navigating a decrepit road that squiggled up through forests of cypress and bamboo.
The Best of India, One Cup at a Time
10 Dec 2006
The cool, fertile foothills of the Indian Himalayas grow some of the world’s most prized teas. The region is also one of the most inaccessible in the world — 7,000 feet above sea level, reachable by a slow, narrow-gauge train or flights into Bagdogra, a military airport.
2 Jul 2006
The Champagne of Teas is going organic. Darjeeling planters are reinventing their iconic, but beleaguered, brand to stay ahead of the game.
21 Nov 2005
The most expensive tea in the world comes from a unique organic garden
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