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Darjeeling: A History of the World's Greatest Tea - Jeff Koehler
Darjeeling: A History of the World's Greatest Tea
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Set against the backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons, this is the story of how Darjeeling developed its tea industry under Imperial British rule and eventually came to produce the world's finest leaves. But today the industry is battling dropping production ,a violent struggle... show more
Set against the backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons, this is the story of how Darjeeling developed its tea industry under Imperial British rule and eventually came to produce the world's finest leaves. But today the industry is battling dropping production ,a violent struggle for independent statehood, labour unrest and the devastating effect of climate change. It's the story, too, of the measures being taken to counter these challenges and save India's most exclusive and iconic brew that are nothing short of radical.

A fascinating portrait of the region and a story rich in intrigue and empire, full of adventurers and romance, it illuminates the historic, arcane and changing world of this celebrated tea.

Winner of the 2016 IACP Award: Literary Food Writing
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781408845929 (140884592X)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (19 May 2015)
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Meh.
Tea is a major drink of choice for me and I enjoy reading up on it. I was intrigued by this book cover that says Darjeeling is the world's greatest tea. I would need more information to see what supports this premise. Author Koehler takes us through the origins of Darjeeling and tea, from the disc...
Randal
Randal rated it
Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler An extremely thorough coverage of all things tea, with a strong concentration on Darjeeling tea. What it is, where it comes from, how it is prepared, why it is different than other tea. A history of ...
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