Spill the Tea: the Alaya blog

  • Escape to Darjeeling: a Journey to India's Northeast

    Nestled nearly 7,000 feet high in the foothills of the Himalayas, the district of Darjeeling is India's most iconic tea-growing region. Its delicate and floral tea is a result of the region's terroir: a unique mix of rich soil, lush landscape, microclimate, and high altitude.
  • The Tea Trail: Discovering Tea’s Roots in India

    Darjeeling, the region that is most iconic for tea in India, centers around a small town perched on the side of a mountain at nearly 7,000 feet in altitude, and produces teas that capture the terroir of the region and are prized as the ‘Champagne of tea.’