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First Flush 2016 Tea story with a sadder note

Darjeeling First Flush is one of the most anticipated first season of the year. During the cold winter months, the severe weather conditions inhibit growth and the tea bushes go under hibernation. They rest for a couple of months and bloom into glory as the Spring starts. The new spring growth constitutes the famed First Flush. "Weather" is ...

Mistaken monkeys for humans as Tea pickers

It is eminent that some tea fields in Darjeeling are more at a 45 degree angle as shown in the photo. Or is it more? Today as I was browsing through some of my photo archives for a post on different social media platforms, I found this tea garden photo which hilariously reminded me of ...

Darjeeling First Flush 2016 Tea receives Christmas rain

When it comes to Darjeeling Teas, Darjeeling First Flush Tea is one of the biggest and the first season of a new year. Darjeeling First Flush is one that tea gardens and tea lovers eagerly wait for the new teas to be available. Its that time of the year again when the tea bushes remove their ...

Makaibari Tea Estate and its Tea Guru encounter

Makaibari Tea Estate Visit Today's day will be the most memorable day in my life. Why? An honorable meeting with the most reputed Tea Guru I have ever known, Mr. Rajah Banerjee of Makaibari Tea Estate, was possible. I had heard hundreds of stories about him and his tea estate particularly his love for animals, environment ...

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