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.