Lovers Leap

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Out of all the estates that Ceylon has to offer. Non are better known than Lovers Leap found in the Nuwareliya region.   Nuwareliya is a picturesque plateau that sits in the central hill country. This region is sandwiched between Dimbula to the west and Uva to the east. Thus Nuwareliya teas experience both quality seasons.   As we head into the western quality season with its dry days and cold sometimes frosty nights. The estates of the Nuwareliya region will throw out some of the finest teas that connoisseurs the world over will be […]

Happy Chinese New Year 2016

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Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2016, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8th. Each year is assigned one of […]

World Cancer Day 2016: ‘We can, I can’

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Today is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years)   How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. Further unhealthy diet […]

#014 Chai Cinnamon

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Chai Iced Tea, Chai Latte, Chai, Chai. The name seems to be in every coffee or tea shop these days. The word Chai is a Hindi word that means funnily enough means tea. The cup of tea with spices that we have come to love and know, is the way many millions of Indians enjoy their cup of tea. Each cup of chai is different and each chai wallah, (tea boy), or company that produces a chai has his/their own secret recipe and take on this famous blend. Before Ceylon was known for her tea, […]

Tea is King but Water is God

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Tea is the worlds second most consumed beverage, behind water. To make a cup of tea, however, one needs water. Recently I met up with a good friend who is also a customer of PMD. We sat down at his house and he brewed up a cup of our Silver Tips. While observing him prepare the tea, I noted that he followed all the correct principles in brewing tea. The tea was also stored in an air tight container. I was taken aback by the final taste in the cup. It was missing something. After […]

#044 Darjeeling Tea

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This week the PMD Tea Buyers Club moves away from the island of Ceylon to the highlands of the beautiful Indian hill station of Darjeeling. Every time I think of Darjeeling teas, I think back to the time a good friend of mine bought a sample of this home on his way back from India. The lifting of the lid on the freshly brewed pot left my kitchen smelling like a florist. Darjeeling is a small hill station, that was once the favoured retreat of the British during the hot Indian summers. While writing this […]

‘Thai Pongal’ the Harvest Festival

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Today marks the start of Thai Pongal. Thai Pongal is a harvest festival that is celebrated on a grand scale by the Tamils the world over. The word ‘Pongal’ in Tamil means ‘to boil over’ and the milk boiling over from the clay pot is symbolic of abundance and prosperity for the household. Pongal signals the end of the traditional farming season, giving farmers a break from their monotonous routine. Traditionally, it is the festival of farmers who depend on Mother Earth, for a bountiful harvest of their staple foods.In Sri Lanka, the festival is […]

Episode #043 Planters Green Tea

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Fitness and getting healthy seem to be what is on everyones lips with this start of 2016. As you all know the PMD Team is hard at work training towards running the Hotelympia 10K. Click here to read Fitness in the Business. Episode #043 of the PMD Tea Buyers Club focuses on another product that is on the top of everyones list. Green Tea. Although this weeks episode does not focus on the health aspects of Green Tea. We do revisit a tea from a previous episode. We are constantly on the push to raise […]

Fitness in the Business

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Like most, you are probably starting the New Year with the usual business plans, career goals, but how about your health? What are your health goals for 2016? Living a healthy lifestyle is paramount to me along with my career and business goals. PMD will start this New Year as a proud exhibitor at Hotelympia 2016, which is UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event. This is going to be a big event for PMD and for me as our first challenge for 2016. The PMD team is working very hard presently to make this event […]

Fastest Two Minutes in Sport

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Mention the word Kentucky, and the thought of fried chicken might come to mind. Aside from the famous Colonel, the first two days in May sees the “most exciting two minutes of sports” or the “fastest two minutes in sport” take place. Mention the word Kentucky, and the thought of fried chicken might come to mind. Aside from the famous Colonel, the first two days in May sees the “most exciting two minutes of sports” or the “fastest two minutes in sport” take place. This week our #TeaandTees campaign moves away from the world of […]