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EK KOP CHEAV

Cheav vo chea, hem sadea toxench unch kulliechea mon'xanchem pivop. Hea khatir ticho rosteavelea gaddiancher, ag-gaddiechea ani bosinchea thanneancher, ani hottelamnim purvotto kelolo amkam pollevpak mellta. Ghorant, sokallim utt'toch ek kop cheav pielea bogor sontos bhogona.

Bharotant, purvilea kallar fokot dud pivpachi sonvoi asli oxem somzotat. Hi cheaiechi sonvoi Brittixamnim amkam lailea oxem somzopant ieta. Brittix porza don vostunk chodd man dita. Teo mhollear, poili tanchi Ranni ani dusri cheav.

Sonvsarantle vhodd cheaieche giraik, toiar korpi ani bhair dhaddpi, Bharot zavn asa. Punn cheaiecho oromb Chinant panch hozar vorsam adim zalo. Tea kallar Sen Nung thoincho somratt (emperor), vijneanik (scientist) ani kolecho askari aslo. Her vostum vangdda, tannim sogllem pivpachem udok bholaikeche nodren khotkhoto kaddun pivpak nem' ghalo. Eka dis oxem ghoddlem, kamdar udok khotkhoto kaddtana, lagim aslolea zhompantlim suklelim panam, tea udkant poddlim ani tem udok tambsar rongachem zalem. Tea somrattak, hea novea drova (liquid) vixim ruch disli ani taka tem pietoch xitollai divpi koxem laglem. Ani oso, ho cheaiecho sod laglo.

Bharotachea ut'tor-udent prantamnim toxench dokxinnek Nilgiri dongramnim cheaiechi, chodd promannant lagvodd keleli mellta. Thoinchea dongrank pachvea mukhomollachem pangrunn ghal'lo dixttavo polleunk sundor dista.

Cheaichi khobor kortana CTC hem vachunk mellta. CTC mhonnje chidd'ddop (crushing), pinzop (tearing) ani bagovp (crushing). Cheaiechea molleamnim punzavpi panam toddtat ani uprant tea panancho ekjiv (blending) korun taka veg-vegllo pormoll (flavour) ditat. Hea vorvim amkam veg-vegllea domdomanchi chea zoxe porim gulabi, chokletti, elchi… oxe cheaieche prokar favo zatat.

Ostomt Bongallantlea Darjeeling ganvchi chea sogllea von nanvlovkik, karonn ti nazuk, sukxim' (subtle) ani pormollit zavn asa. Namna zoddpachem karonn thoinche unchaieche dongor, tok'k (crisp) porvotanchi hova, girest mati, bhorpur pavs ani dhukim (mist) hachi zullovnni. Darjeelingche chaiek “champagne of teas” mhonn pachartat. Halinch thoinsor cheaiechi pavnni zaleli tantun Castleton komponechea 'muscatel' cheaieche vikrent kilok tera hozar rupianchem mol mell'llem. Cheaichem mol chea chakpeancher adarit asa.

Darjeelingche dongor Sikimchi rajvoddki cholovpea koddlean eka Brittix Baron (eka kallacho vhodd bhatt-benskar) hannem arogydham' (sanatorium) bandpak ghetlole. Hea arogydhamant gorment piddent poddlolea odhikareank ravpak biradd dilolem. Uprant hanga cheaiche molle toyar kele.
Tea Tree Oil ekdom okhdi. Tem zontunaxok (antiseptic) ani thonddi, zorak, dantache piddek, zollarichea ghaiank oxea khub piddank vapurtat.

Ek kop cheav mellot?

Isidore Dantas
Mumbai

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