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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

DrFumblefinger ·
A unique travel experience, SeeSaw! Interesting how similar cultures adopt similar practices. Many of my British friends like to sip their tea through a tea cube in their mouths to sweeten it.
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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I enjoyed Kamakura but I didn't get to experience Matcha tea. Next time!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

PHeymont ·
I love these little slices of daily life, no matter what country, what city. Community rituals are so important to our being communities, not just populations! Thanks, Island Man!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

DrFumblefinger ·
You've truly got a slice of everyday life as the "locals" live it, Islandman! thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
Think I need to send you some "Tetley Tea Bags " in the post Paul. I have to bring my own T-Bags to the US. Very weak brew you get in Restaurants. One day we'll get you a T Pot to complement your kitchen.... and maybe some fresh tea (not bagged)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Thanks, Garry...but I actually have a collection of teapots, some loose tea...and too much indolence to make it right!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
How to make a perfect brew : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8LbiVjmXc If that's too much messing - get some strong flavour Tea Bags !
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

PortMoresby ·
This is the chapter I've been waiting for, DrF. I 'm a lover of all things tea, which includes stays in tea growing places. I've made pilgrimages to the hill countries of various parts of India, China and Malaysia and now I believe "Ceylon" must be the next target. Many thanks for the fine introduction.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PortMoresby! There's lots of interesting places to stay in the Hill Country, some in tea plantations themselves. My favorite place here was the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. A bit of historic elegance. Where else can you find a "cigar room" (where men gather to smoke) and a "billiards room" anymore?
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Re: All the Tea In...Charleston?

DrFumblefinger ·
I must admit that I would not have thought to look for a tea garden in South Carolina. Thanks so much for this fascinating little travel gem! I'm definitely stopping by the next time I visit Charleston.
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Re: All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
While I'm on the subject, here are the places Fodor's regards as the best 10 places in the world for afternoon tea: http://www.fodors.com/news/pho...ts-for-afternoon-tea I wonder if those who chose them have actually been in all 10? I've been in 5 of the 10, although had tea in just 3 of them (Penang, Orangery London, Victoria BC). To their list I'd add the Peninsula HKG and the Strand in Rangoon.
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Tea, we discovered in our week in Istanbul, is a necessity of nearly every meal and occasion, and one fraught with ritual. It must be made with the right tea, it must be steeped for a long time and then diluted to the right color, and served in small...
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August 31, 2017: In the Tea Gardens of Munnar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares photos of the tea plantations around Munnar, a hill station in the Keralan part of the Western Ghats.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

IslandMan ·
     We visited Egypt in early 2013, before the political strife hit the fan, and were very thankful we did. Whilst making our way to the Giza Plateau one morning our bus had to manoeuvre its way through several back streets and stop...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2014: A Guangxi Tea Garden

PortMoresby ·
   On a grouping of hilltops, in the countryside outside Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in the south of China, I spent a day wandering in a misty tea garden with no one in sight except the young woman who accompanied me and my companion. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 9, 2014: Tea Plucker, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  The classic image of the central Hill Country in Sri Lanka is that of its seemingly endless tea plantations -- carefully groomed and well tended as tea's an important cash crop for this small island.  With the tea comes a small army of tea...
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August 29, 2019: St. Clair Falls and Tea Plantation, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the St. Clair waterfall, set in the lovely St. Clair tea plantation, high in the mountains of central Sri Lanka.
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From the Rear Window: Sri Lanka's Tea Country

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the scenery he enjoyed while driving through Sri Lanka's mountainous tea country.
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San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby has a history of visits to this garden during more than half its 124 years, since the mid 1950's, and for her it never grows old.
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March 26, 2019: St. Clair's Tea Center, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the St. Clair tea center in the central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
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Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

seesaw ·
At a Zen Buddhist temple, seesaw experiences a ritual with traditional tea and sweet candies: A never-to-be-forgotten rich sensory memory.
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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: Where Gumbo Was (#145)

Jonathan L ·
This week Gumbo made it to the West Coast with a visit to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
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Around Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the high altitude city of Nuwara Eliya. The town has a cool climate and is a center of vegetable and tea production. It also is proud of those relics of British Colonial rule that linger in the city.
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Re: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: Where Gumbo Was (#145)

GarryRF ·
Another great park - like Central Park NY - the creation of another Great Brit.
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Re: San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
There's something so appealing and soothing about visiting a Japanese Garden. I make a point of visiting Japanese Gardens if at all possible during my travels. This one is terrific!
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Re: Around Nuwara Eliya

GarryRF ·
Looks like a small Oasis of Paradise. Lots of Tea. And no Golden Arches !
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Re: August 31, 2017: In the Tea Gardens of Munnar

DrFumblefinger ·
Absolutley lovely landscape, Professor! Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: August 31, 2017: In the Tea Gardens of Munnar

George G. ·
Great photos Prof. Abe. I understand that tea from Munnar is the most widely drunk beverage in the world.
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Re: August 31, 2017: In the Tea Gardens of Munnar

Professorabe ·
Thanks for your kind comment, George. I have seen these statements about Munnar tea - but I believe a full stop was omitted in the quotes concerned. I think they are conflating a reference to Munnar with the assertion that tea (in general) is the most widely drunk beverage in the world. There is plenty of tea in Munnar, but there are even bigger tea growing areas elsewhere - e.g. in the highlands of Sri Lanka. I myself am a great fan of Ceylon tea.
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August 11, 2020: A Tea Stop in Rajasthan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the sights of a tea/snack stop while on the road in Rajasthan.
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