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 ...

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 ...

Arya Tea Estate Darjeeling, First hand visit experience

Visit Story from Arya Tea Estate: A story about my first visit to Arya Tea Estate, a tough road to traverse for the blissfulness. It has always been an exciting moment for me when a particular tea garden visit is on the calendar. From the hustle and bustle of a busy township and far far away from ...