Sterling Resorts Darjeeling
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... a mine of information explaining in detail the process required at each stage of tea production. He explained about the different “Flushes” or harvests and what sort of tea they produce. First flush in early march April—Oolong like tea, Second Flush in May June produced the stronger English Breakfast style and the final flush in September October (post monsoon) produced very small quantities of high quality tea which was then blended with other ...
... hillside at a cracking good speed; taking all sorts of secret shortcuts. I only became a little conserned the first time I lost sight of my regular mounts. But some roads are just for us bears.
Before I knew it, we'd slipped into Nepal. The change in culture was plain as the fur on my face: here, nestled in the hills, was a full on Tibetan temple, complete with prayer wheels and multicoloured flags briskly flapping in the wind. I really must get myself a more colourful ...
... of only four suppliers is the world -- is Harrods. Box of tea in hand, we felt quite privileged as we strolled back through their tea gardens, passed ladies out picking these auspicious little leaves. Next stop, the Darjeeling Post Office. The fun never ends! Seriously the most fascinating outing to a post office I've ever had. After parting with our little box of tea, we watched it get lovingly sown into ...
... a jeep or a tourist hub, just soaking up the scenery. For me, traveling the roads was a real treat - slowly winding, working our way down or up an extremely steep hillside - our deactivation visible on the hillside across the valley, perhaps 2-3 hours away yet only about 5 minutes away for a crow. Sikkim is definitely a place to have wings. For three-and-a-half months I travelled through the Indian Himalayas - on foot, on motorcycle, in jeeps. My time spent ...
... land rover would come bumping along. About 80% of the suffice is insanely uneven and bumpy. The land rovers go quite slow as it really is most often some serious off roading. We had walked for a couple of hours when we stopped off for tea and lunch at a hut along the way. There are small settlements ranging from singles huts to little mountain towns with various houses probably every 5-10k or so. Some of the lodges and huts will do you lunch/ dinner and a bed if you want. The trek ...