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Rookwood – La plat principal

My appetite having been seriously whetted by that first fleeting visit to Rookwood in ’98, during the intervening years before I landed feet first in Colombo in 2000, having added his teas to my range of offerings, I was in constant touch with Ronnie.  To press home...

Rookwood – L’apéritif

Having relocated from Assam to Dubai in 1990 where I had landed a job, within a couple of years of being there I had taken the plunge, venturing out on my own peddling my wares in that humungous tea crazy market which, being based in Dubai, I had relatively easy...

Skipped heartbeats

With this one I’m back to my Mistry Sahib tenure in Dhoedaam.  This one dates to 1986 by which season, having been toiling almost single headedly managing that huge factory for four whole years, I was constantly under immense work  pressure.  Pressure which heightened...

Itchy feet

“annus horribills”!  Could there be any better phrase which so beautifully hits the nail on the head to describe the year 2020.  Towards the end of that miserable year, the pandemic related travel restrictions and frequent lockdowns which had kicked off in March had...

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