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  • Singbulli First Flush 2014
    September 4, 2014

    Customer reviews Singbulli First Flush 2014

    Singbulli First Flush 2014

    "This 2014 First Flush Singbulli Darjeeling from Happy Earth Tea is simply superb. The problem in writing about it is that there are so many different flavors in this tea that emerge depending upon preparation. Frankly this is true of all of the Darjeelings that I have purchased from Happy Earth. Mr. Lama obviously has a very cultivated palate, and as a result the leaf quality of his Darjeelings is of very high standard, permitting all kinds of variations in temperature and steeping time, without incurring bitterness. I have, at times, forgotten about my steeping, and so have partaken of teas steeped up to fifteen minutes! In all of these instances I have only discovered new flavors... never bitterness.

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  • Photo of Risheehat tea
    May 13, 2014

    Celebrating Spring with Risheehat

    Now that spring is here in all its glory, it is wonderful to sit outside and enjoy a cup of tea. This morning I sat in the backyard of our home with Risheehat First Flush 2014. Brewing it gong-fu style, I took in not just all the exquisite flavors from back home Darjeeling but also the beauty of spring that now surrounds us here.X

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  • Photo of woman in Darjeeling
    April 17, 2014

    Darjeeling First Flush 2014 Report

    Photo of woman in Darjeeling

    Weather continues to challenge tea folks in Darjeeling. Even as the first flush production moves into its final week, reports estimate the shortfall this year to be from 30% - 50% compared to last year's.

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  • Arya Black Darjeeling First Flush
    February 26, 2014

    Spring's here! In my cup.

    We cannot wait for this winter to take a rest. It is late February and we are faced with yet another prospect of an Arctic Vortex. But the signs of hope are emerging - bulbs are pushing forth their shoots amid the snow and ice, the calls of returning birds can be heard, and there are more blue skies.

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  • 5 Stars for Arya Ruby
    February 19, 2014

    5 Stars for Arya Ruby

    Photo of Organic Arya Ruby Darjeeling Black Tea

    "YES!  This Organic Arya Ruby Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush from Happy Earth Tea is the type of Darjeeling that I think of when I think “Darjeeling Tea.”  This is it!  When I say “I think I’d like a Darjeeling Tea today … this is the kind of Darjeeling that moves me to want that type of tea!  This is the Darjeeling I LOVE!" - SororiTea Sisters. 

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  •  Flashing our Darjeeling smiles.
    November 2, 2013

    Visit to a Darjeeling Tea Garden

     Flashing our Darjeeling smiles!

    There was 21 days of waiting between the death of my father and his Ghewa (memorial death feast). For the hardworker that he was, he would have been the first person to protest my sitting around moping for all that time. So on the final week of waiting I headed out to Dootheria tea estate where my good friend (I actually address him as “daju”, an elder brother) Yogdeep Gurung is the General Manager.

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  • Photo of person in a field in Darjeeling
    July 28, 2013

    Darjeeling as Bulgari perfume

    Photo of BVLGARI perfume ad

    Some time ago, when we stumbled upon the pleasures of cold brew Darjeeling, my wife expressed a fancy for bottling Darjeeling perfume. The leaves of the first flush tea, after a cold brew, smelled so exquisite that had we the means, we’d have right away underwritten efforts to realize my lady’s dream.

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  • July 6, 2013

    Pico Iyer and Darjeeling

    One of my favorite writers talking about Darjeeling?! I am glad that Pico Iyer has Darjeeling to assist him at his writing desk. Hopefully, he was not paid to say it. Would Pico do that? A guy who lived for...

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