Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Darjeeling: Do you drink when you read?

I'm a complete tea freak and always like to read and drink tea.   Here's some great books to read if you're drinking Darjeeling.

Have you read them? Did you love them?  Here's a link to buy them.

Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy

And from the official Darjeeling site:

How does one prepare a cup of Darjeeling Tea?

Take 1 level teaspoon of pure Darjeeling Tea in each cup. Nothing for the pot. Pour water, immediately after bringing it to a furious boil. Brew it for 3 - 4 minutes.

A perfect cup of Darjeeling is ready.

If Broken / Fanning Grades of tea is used, ½ teaspoon of tea would suffice. In case milk or sugar is to be added then the brewing time has to extend to about 5 minutes.

The quantity of Tea and the brewing time can be altered according to personal preferences.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Halley!

    I happen to be a tea freak as well and darjeeling is such a fantastic tea! So fragrant and with that peculiar nutty taste! Certainly one of my favorites.

    And for course, I love to drink tea while reading...I believe it makes the experience even more magical. I will have a look at the books you recommended. They seem interesting!

    But what I love the most about this tea it's its health benefits!

    It's a great weight loss tea, as it accelerates the metabolism and it also very useful when suffering from digestive problems like I do. I truly recommend Darjeeling Black tea, for its singular taste and amazing fragrance.

    Do you drink a specific brand in particular? What do you suggest?



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