Tea Tales

  • Two Spoons full of Cassis helps the Lapsang go down.

    A Lapsang cocktail in collaboration with Campfire Gin
  • Darjeeling and the family connection

    Long before I became a professional teataster, I'd heard stories of Darjeeling. Great, great uncle Freddie had been a planter there in the late '40...
  • The Great Taste Awards

    Last month, Big Spoon went west and Little Spoon went east to the two Great Taste Award judging locations.  I did Herbals, Mark did Matcha.
  • It's a small world after all! A brief tale...

    During our two-year stint in Kolkata, we lived in a flat on the 5th floor of an apartment near the city’s zoo.  Our balcony overlooked the gardens ...
  • Darjeeling - The first tea of the season "DJ01"

    Darjeeling is somewhere I can’t help being massively sentimental about.  For location, you just can’t beat it.  One of the top 5 cups of tea I ever tasted was from one of the Chamong estates high in the foothills of the Himalayas...