We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This week we’re finishing up the teas of India, with this post includes “Darjeeling – Part 3”, “Nilgiri”, and “India’s Other Teas”. 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!

Darjeeling – Part 3

First Flush Darjeeling fades rapidly and is best drunk before autumn.  It is a tea said to…(read more)


The high-grown black teas from the Nilgiri (“Blue Mountains” in Tamil) of southern India are among the finest produced anywhere.  Just as the British officials of Calcutta…(read more)

India’s Other Teas

A stone’s throw from Darjeeling in any direction are to be found tea-producing districts whose names are all but unknown despite – or perhaps because of – this proximity.  To the north…(read more)

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