August 2017 Newsletter- Summer's Bounty Eclipse Special
Written byIngrid Remak
Farmer's Market in Rishikesh. (photo: Deborah Knapp)
One month left of summer tea drinking. The end of August marks a time when gardens begin to overflow in vegetable glory and farmer's markets burst with the fruits and flowers of the season. While tea is produced oceans away, we hope that you have enjoyed getting to know the people and stories behind the teas you use to nurture, enliven and gather.
As tea pickers and factory workers strike in Darjeeling, we are reminded that our decisions affect the future of the tea industry. Thank you for choosing the cup of tea that represents your values. So drink with abandon friends. Cheers.
On Aug 21, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun. With our home base on the Willamette River, we are just north of the moon's projected "Path of Totality" and wanted to celebrate with our own special:
India's most famous and lucrative tea industry is at a stand still. The Gorkhas, Darjeeling's Nepali speaking minorities, are on strike demanding a separatist state from the Indian government. Much of the unrest is due to the unequal distribution of wealth created by the plantation style agriculture imposed on the region since British rule. Read morehere...
Join us on one of our tea inspired trips to India and Nepal. Guests pick from the plants, walk the production lines, meet the producers, and drink tea all the while. Learn morehere.. .
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"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir