Coffee, tea and spices

Coffee, tea and spices

 
 

Travelling with us on the coffee and tea trail means letting your mornings turn luxuriously warm and creamy. We take the road up to the famous hill district of Coorg to sample some of its best coffee beans – both the robusta and the arabica varieties.

Our tea trail goes in three directions – one to Darjeeling and Assam in the north-eastern parts of India, one to Wayanad in Kerala and the last one meanders through the Nilgiri hills in southern India as well as Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. So you can choose which way you want to go – of course, you can choose more than one! – and we’ll return the favour by taking you through some of the most famous plantations and let you delve into the quaint serenity of plantation life. With different varieties of tea and lovely spices at your disposal, you could well be on your way to developing some acquired taste for spiced tea or “masala chai”.

Additionally, if you’d like to simply try just the spice route for a vacation, then we’ve got creative itineraries for the spice hub of southern India – the district of Alleppey along with places in Goa and Sri Lanka. With the lovely backwaters playing host to regular extravagant spice markets, Alleppey is one place which will give you the most interesting insights into southern Indian cuisine and its affair with colours and spices.

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