knowyourtea

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Hello and welcome to this blog of Taj Mahal Tea House. Let’s start off by me telling you a bit about how I got into the tea tasting profession in the first place and then I will let you know how I integrate tea into my everyday experience… A bit about me After completing my management degree in 1989, I aspired to do a Marketing job & joined Unilever (Brooke Bond India) in the Sales & Marketing Department. To my surprise, at the time of reporting at Bengaluru Corporate office, I was suddenly allocated to the Tea Buying and Tasting...
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The exquisite qualities of Darjeeling tea manifest themselves distinctly during the growing seasons from March to November. Tea Connoisseurs call these seasons as First Flush (Spring) which is the period from March to April, Second Flush (Summer) from May to June, Monsoon (Rainy season) from July to September and finally Autumnal (Autumn) from October to November. The season that we are currently experiencing is known as Autumn or Fall and this is the final growing period before the tea bushes gently bid farewell and go into their winter slumber, only to awaken and give the first harvest of the next...
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