For those of you that drink tea with me,
you know that one of my favorite teas is Darjeeling teas.
Each Spring I go online and order my supply for the year.
When May comes around I will be ordering some
extra special teas. It is my tea luxury.
I know that last year they had unrest politically there
and some of the tea didn't get plucked and processed;
so the tea this year will be more precious than ever.
Not long ago I came across a book with the title of Darjeeling
by Jeff Koehler. I don't know the author, but intrigued
by the topic I picked it up and read it.
My go-to reading is fiction, particularly historic fiction;
so the writer had to be good to capture my attention
for a non-fiction book.
I just finished the book this past weekend and I must
say, I learned alot and it did capture my attention.
The history of that region of India intrigued me
and the descriptions and stories of caring for the people
that work on the estates and caring for the plants and soil
was very educational.
And it didn't disappoint that there were a few familiar
names in the book, so it was fun to picture them in their
If you love a good cup of tea and history, I can recommend this book.
Then a good cup of Darjeeling tea to sip along with the read
would be perfect.
On that note I don't just drink Darjeeling tea,
but I drink Darjeeling tea from a single estate and with a special name.
Darjeeling stories now fill my head and I am dreaming of traveling there.
It may be just in my dreams, but if the right opportunity
came along I would jump on a plane tomorrow.