The 105-day strike in the hills of Darjeeling dealt a body blow to the tea industry. Disenchanted workers, only about 40% of whom reported for work immediately following the end of the strike, will prolong recovery. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Jorhat, Assam released TS560 a new drought-tolerant varietal. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

In August 2017, for the first time in 156 years, no Darjeeling teas entered the wholesale markets worldwide. An indefinite strike led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) halted the harvest in mid-June. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

An indefinite strike by thousands of tea workers seeking statehood has left eight dead and halted the Darjeeling second flush harvest. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

Margaret’s Hope, Goodricke Group’s famous Darjeeling tea garden now has a spectacular tea lounge. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The decision to include India’s famous Darjeeling tea in the nation’s e-auction system is under intense scrutiny as buyers struggle to reach financial settlement requirements. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

To add to its Darjeeling-inspired collection of shower gels, hand and body wash, moisturisers, oils and diffuser sticks, T London has launched two new ranges – Dimbula and Yerba Maté. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Beginning in June, Darjeeling tea will for the first time be part of India’s eAuction network. more

Jun 12, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Assam and Darjeeling tea growers experienced a difficult start to the year. Assam’s first flush quantities were down due to too much rain and a drop in temperature in past weeks that has caused worries for producers about second flush teas. more

Jun 11, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

With more and more tea gardens in Darjeeling and Assam becoming sick and unprofitable, Sanjay Bansal’s organic and biodynamic Ambootia Group is working to revive and regenerate these valued Indian regions. more

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

For too long Nepal has been overshadowed as an important tea region by neighboring Darjeeling. In the past few years more and more tea lovers have praised the exquisite character and quality of the orthodox artisan teas produced here. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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