Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: tea

It’s premium Darjeeling Tea, but from Nepal: How ‘fake’ tea is threatening the pride of India

Tea imports from Nepal rose by over 60% last year and this year, till June, it crossed over 50%. Growers say only solution is banning the sale of loose Darjeeling tea.

Indian tea is world famous, but our exports are still behind Kenya, China and Sri Lanka

Indian tea flavours like Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri are among the finest in the world. But we have not been able to capitalise on our potential for tea export.

How British used Indian Railways, free cups, and targeted women to make Indians tea drinkers

In ‘Taste of Time’, Mohona Kanjilal writes that tea wasn’t widely drunk in India before the British came. Then the Opium Wars with China happened.

Not tea — What to drink with your meal to increase iron absorption

If you’re looking to increase your iron levels, it’s worth thinking not just about what you’re eating, but what you’re drinking too.

This hand-rolled Tripura tea variety just fetched ‘highest-ever’ price in state — Rs 12,500/kg

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Only BJP has a plan for Assam’s tea workers. But 5 yrs showed Sonowal didn’t have the will

There are 30-lakh tea garden workers in Assam, but they continue to be on the margins even though Assam’s Republic Day tableau called them the state’s ‘backbone’.

Pay bill in 7 days, or no tea-coffee on credit — Maharashtra govt tells ministers, secretaries

The Maharashtra govt has cracked down because an undetermined amount of money is owed to the canteen of Mantralaya, the state secretariat.

Herbal teas made with sage, perilla leaves suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication, German study finds

Short-term treatment with perilla and sage infusions was sufficient to significantly inhibit replication of SARS-CoV-2, the study by German researchers has claimed.

Tea, chillies & takeaway: What the food choices of second-generation British Muslims reveal

Human palates evolve, chameleon-like, to reflect changing social and cultural conditions often brought into sharp relief by migration.

For IAF’s multi-billion dollar contract, Dassault, Boeing and Saab in race

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.