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Darjeeling Goomtee 2012 1st Flush

Darjeeling Goomtee 2012 1st Flush

The garden at Goomtee has a record of producing premium quality teas every season and this is no exception. The tea is given an extra baking process to improve its keeping quality, making it ideal for all year round drinking. Goomtee is not part of […]

Japanese Green Sencha

Japanese Green Sencha

Our Japanese Green Sencha is a wonderful example of the Japanese style green tea which is made without grinding the tea leaves.  The word ‘sencha’ or ‘sincha’ means ‘simmered’ referring to the way this green tea is prepared. We select the newest teas early in […]

Yunnan White Dragon

Yunnan White Dragon

There was once a magician who travelled the country performing. One day he came upon a town so poor he broke down in tears. The people were starving and the land they tended yielded nothing but dirt. He wondered how he could help, and so he called upon the gods to help him conjure a white dragon. The dragon was to be the town’s protector and bring with it good fortune. The town was skeptical but they had nothing left to lose, so they too prayed to the gods for this white dragon. The next day, a dense fog rose from the sea, bringing with it a white dragon, which crawled up the mountainside and made its home in the caves.The people were scared. The magician assured them everything would be fine and went on his way. Over the next few weeks, the weather began to change. Plants and crops began to grow and the King decided to build a temple near the outskirts of the town. This brought many jobs and wealth the town had never seen before. The white dragon kept guard in the caves and once a month, the people would leave it gifts. One day when they went, they could not hear or see any sign of the dragon. They ventured inside the caves to find nothing but a single bush growing. They took the bush with them and planted it on their land, where it grew large leaves and downy buds. The tea from it tasted delicious and the people became strong in health.

The white dragon had fulfilled his purpose and was never seen again.

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Extra Special Ceylon Silver Tippy

Extra Special Ceylon Silver Tippy

This very special Ceylon tea from the distinguished tea estate Vithanakande is renowned for the purity of flavour as it is only cultivated in the rarest of clear air environments. A Scotsman named James Taylor first planted 19 acres of tea bushes in Ceylon (as […]

Premium Japanese Gyokuro

Premium Japanese Gyokuro

Gyokuro which translates to ‘jewel dew’ is recognised as one of the finest green teas in the world. Its name refers to the pale green colour of the infusion. Gyokuro differs from the standard ‘sencha’ in being grown under the shade rather than the full […]

17th February, 1936

17th February, 1936

Warmer and smooth sea, all very quiet aboard ship – very few attended Divine Service – Governor of Malta very ill.

Called at Plymouth where a good many more passengers left and then to Woolwich. Arrived safely at 6am on February 14th.

Arrived Newcastle on Monday, the 17th Feb and on Tuesday and Wednesday attended the office and cleared off some of the work that had accumulated in my absence. On Wednesday night I did not feel well so went to bed and called in the doctor – I had a high temperature and lay in bed for a month suffering from an attack of “Flu” and Congestion of the Lungs – am thankful to say I am now well and about again.

In conclusion I must say the trip was a wonderful experience – very interesting and highly educational but very strenuous for a man of my age. We must have travelled 24 thousand miles in 3 and a half months in various temperatures and altitudes by boat, rail, motor car, rickshaw, camel and elephant. We were treated with the greatest kindness by all we met and we hope to meet many of them again when they are home on leave.

During the past nine years I have visited many countries – Spain, North and West Africa, Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Canary Islands, West Indies, Venezuela, Switzerland, through the Panama Canal to Panama, Canada, and the United States – have seen the best and poorest parts of some of their principal cities and have stayed in their best hotels but have always had a feeling of thankfulness that England was my home on landing in England after each trip. It is in my opinion the best, cleanest and most wonderful country in the world.

 

Sam Smith