François-Xavier Delmas is the founder of Palais des Thés.
A passionate globe-trotter and tea taster, he has been exploring the tea-producing regions of the world in search of the finest pluckings for nearly 25 years.
Throughout the year, while on his many journeys, he shares images and thoughts on his blog www.discoveringtea.com. With his unique perspective and style, he recounts his travels around the tea gardens, describing the people he meets and the highlights of his trips to countries where the traditions and cultures are often very different from those in Western society.
This collection brings together a selection of writings and magnificent photos taken by François-Xavier that were published throughout 2011. It offers a fascinating and surprising journey through tea plantations around the world.