We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “Assam”, “Darjeeling Teas”, and “Darjeeling – Part 2”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read them as a sequence, or you can choose which you want to peruse below. Enjoy!


Assam is the single largest tea-growing region on earth, a rainy tropical plain adjacent to Bangladesh and Burma bordering the Brahmaputra River.  Assam produces only black tea and proves that…(Read more)

Darjeeling Teas

The main problem with Darjeeling tea is quantity: there will never be enough to satisfy demand.  The region is small and produces much less per acre than…(Read more)

Darjeeling – Part 2

All Darjeeling is processed by the traditional Orthodox method of black tea manufacture, but today’s teas are made in a different style from previous ones.  As Prohibition destroyed…(Read more)

Photo “Sep17: Oh my Darjeeling!” is copyright under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License to the photographer Daniel Ansel Tingcungco and is being posted unaltered (source)