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Tea producers in Darjeeling, in the Himalayan foothills, saw good yields in the first flush but weak demand and now face lower prices as the second flush gets underway. Read more

Tea Report

The difference between an outstanding Earl Grey and a good one largely reflects the quality of the bergamot that creates its distinctive keyboard of flavors. Read more

Features

Inclement weather has stunted growth and delayed harvest. Experts estimate first flush harvest may drop as much as 20% this year. Read more

Tea Report

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. Read more

Tea Report

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

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. Read more

Tea Report

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

News

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Tea Report

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Features

  • Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

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    Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

    Inside a tea factory in Assam in India

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