SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2017

SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2017, Javitas Center, New York

Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling tea is renowned globally for its distinctive Muscatel flavour, which cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Assam tea is globally reputed for its full bodied, deep-amber liquor with a brisk, strong and malty taste. Nilgiri tea has its own unique character - it leaves a creamy taste in the mouth with notes of dusk flowers.

Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling tea is renowned globally for its distinctive Muscatel flavour, which cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Assam tea is globally reputed for its full bodied, deep-amber liquor with a brisk, strong and malty taste. Nilgiri tea has its own unique character - it leaves a creamy taste in the mouth with notes of dusk flowers.

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Indian Tea: A Chronicle from Past

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In India, tea isn’t simply a hot drink made with water and leaves; it is an integral part of the rhythm of life, a uniform and unifying presence in an extremely diverse country. Whether served in a plastic cup, earthenware clay pot or a silver-plated kettle, every cup of Indian tea is a result of unique style of brewing and spicing the beverage.

Tea is called chai in Hindi, and draws its origin from word ‘cha’, meaning tea in Chinese. The story of tea in India is a long one. Folklore speaks of Prince Bodhidharma, who travelled from India to China in 475 AD to spread Buddhism. The prince committed not to sleep during his mission but was soon overcome by exhaustion. Furious at his weakness, he plucked a few leaves of a tea shrub and ate them. His mind suddenly clear and focused, he resumed his meditation.

Tea began its modern saga in the early 18th century, when the British Raj began setting up tea plantations in India, primarily for its export. An aggressive campaign by the India Tea Company promoted the provision of ‘tea breaks’ for workers in an attempt to increase domestic tea sales.

With the increase in overall tea sales came an increase in the addition of spices to the mix by chai-walas (tea vendors), who diluted the tea to keep costs down. Despite the disapproval of the Indian Tea Company, masala chai quickly became the preferred beverage.

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