Karsiyang Travel Guide

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    by anilpradhanshillong Written Jun 7, 2012

    We drink endless cups of tea but have we ever wondered just how these humble leaves eventually reach our lips to revive our spirits and rejuvenate our tired limbs? If you plan ahead and request the management of Makaibari Tea Estate, he’ll happily arrange a demo for you.

    When plucked, a tea leaf normally has three sprouting. The single one shooting straight up is the first flush; the one just below that going sideways, is the second flush; at the bottom is the third flush. Once the lea leaves are plucked these are sent to the factory for extracting the liquid, spreading it all over the leaf, drying, airing, heating, cooling and a host of other processes. Thereafter, it is graded with the first flush at the top (the most expensive) and the third flush at the bottom (the least expensive). The dust of the lea leaves is what you get at the roadside ‘dhaba’ and in some tea bags.

    First Written: Jun. 7, 2012

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    by anilpradhanshillong Written Jun 7, 2012

    Besides the tea plantations and the tea factories, there are quite a few tourist attractions in and around Kurseong. However, one of the tallest structures is the Chimney (27 ft) located in the outskirts of the town up upon on a hill. Almost 7,000 ft. above sea level, this structure built of brick by the British, was a welcome relief to the travellers as it provided them with warmth and a resting place while on their lonely journey by the only road (Old Military Road) connecting Kurseong to Darjeeling till the present Hill Cart road was built. It is presently in a state of utter disrepair.

    First Written: Jun. 7, 2012

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