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PHOTOS: The Royal Touch In India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Thanks to a friend who was related to Queen Elizabeth's cousin, I spent a weekend at one of the grand stately homes of England. It was a glimpse into a vanished age as I discovered rooms that had not been used in decades.

A Minor Diversion: A Tea Plantation Retreat In India

Diya Luke | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

We wanted to experience life as it existed in colonial days, so we chose to stay in a bungalow that used to be a British tea manager's house.

Everybody Takes Tea Where? In London, England, The Promenade in The Dorchester Hotel

Mara Gibbs | Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

Teatime is still a tradition that the Brits fight to keep safe and sound. This little tradition has its merits, especially when the tea is as delicate and interesting as the teas I tasted in my mini tea tasting at the Dorchester.

Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63

James M. Clash | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.

The Surprising Economics Of Tea

WalletPop | Barbara Thau | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Consumption of this 5,000-year-old beverage has been on a steady rise: Indeed, 2009 was the 18th consecutive year that consumer purchases of tea incre...

Tea, Green: Five Experts Serve Up Their Favorite Eco-Friendly Brews

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The tea industry has an ugly history of deforesting, damaging biodiversity, and using pesticides. To promote more enlightened sipping, we asked five experts to name their preferred brew.