The evolution of our brand logo

The evolution of our brand logo

In 1979 the relocation from the High Ranges in South India to Upper Assam landed me in what, at that point of time, was a truly idyllic location.  And heavenly it remained all the way though to the latter half of the mid ’80s when the United Liberation Front of...

Nature showed us the way…

A couple of days ago the Tea Studio had a visitor who made a very casual remark, “I’ve never seen a tea factory having a colour such as this.”  A simple observation and a perfectly innocuous comment.  But then, there is a story behind it. This goes...

Higher-Archy

Prefaced with an advance apology to Mac.  Some literary licence having been taken, never any offence meant! 1984.  Upper Assam.  I was at that time the Mistry Sahib (Factory Assistant) on Rajah Ali Estate. Other than the fact that the Burra Sahib would at regular...

The Periya Dorai’s (Big Boss) Angle to Angling

After two years on Panniar with my father figure P.D. (Abid), I was transferred to one of the other Malayalam’s properties in the High Ranges – Surianalle Estate.  Despite us being directly on the other side of the valley from Panniar with a clear line of sight...

Those were the days…

In 1975 at a young 22, I was despatched up to Panniar Estate (High Ranges) by the Agents in Cochin.  Being born and with my entire formative years having been in Simla where the only crop was apples, planting as a career had never ever crossed my mind.  Providence and...