Tasting Tips

A while ago, a group of professional tasters asked to taste Teas at our Tea Room. We were intrigued. Apparently, all large food companies have professional tasters and multiple tastings are conducted before any item is approved, let alone put on a shelf.  We selected 4 teas for tasting:

Loose Leaf Tea Samples

Their taste...


 24 Oct, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

A customer visits Makaibari

One of our good friends recently visited Makaibari and sent us these beautiful pictures.  He went with a videographer and they availed of the Homestay programme at Makaibari which allows visitors to stay with a worker's family and see how life is lived at the grass roots level at a tea estate.

Fresh 1st Flush Leaf

 They follow their routines, work on the plantation with them and share their meals.  It is an authentic experience.


 20 Jun, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Meet Madeline Weinrib - a fan of Makaibari

madeline-weinrib-studio-04Madeline Weinrib's showroom in Manhattan reflects her personality and extensive travels.  And Makaibari tea is part of her life - read about her travels here.


 06 Jun, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Tea is popular in Calcutta...again

Prime Minister Modi of India has been serving and giving Makaibari tea to his guests, including President Obama.  Tea is back in vogue in Calcutta - now known as Kolkata - as young people and the media re-discover its variety and multitude of health benefits.  Recently, The Telegraph carried this delightful article capturing the various nuances of this new-found passion.   Makaibari is mentioned as central to this phenomenon.  You don't need to travel far...


 31 May, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Customer's visit to Makaibari

Raj Vable, founder of Young Mountain Tea just visited Makaibari and sent us some memorable pictures.  His company is based on the principle that the joy of tea should benefit not only the person drinking it but also those that grow it as well as Mother Earth.  Young Mountain has developed some wonderful partnerships, in particular with villagers of a remote mountainous region in northern India where tea has not been grown before.  Working with a NGO in that area, Avani,...


 20 Apr, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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