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Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea [Audiobook]

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Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea [Audiobook]


Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B00W4935SY | 2015 | 9 hours and 49 minutes | M4B 64 kbps | 268 MB
Jeff Koehler (Author), Fajer Al-Kaisi (Narrator)


Darjeeling's tea bushes run across a mythical landscape steeped with the religious, the sacred, and the picturesque. Planted at high elevation in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, in an area of Northern India bound by Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the east, and Sikkim to the north, the linear rows of brilliant green, waist-high shrubs that coat the steep slopes and valleys around this Victorian "hill town" produce only a fraction of the world's tea and less than 1 percent of India's total. Yet the tea from that limited crop, with its characteristic bright, amber-colored brew and muscatel flavors - delicate and flowery, hinting of apricots and peaches - is generally considered the best in the world.