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Darjeeling First Flush Experiencing Jittery Start

Darjeeling First Flush Experiencing Jittery Start

Hopefully, this gets resolved soon. If you have not had a really good Darjeeling tea you should. It is complex and has a muscatel quality to most Darjeeling teas. I hope this gets resolved because it is the time for the first flush plucking and the tea is suppose to catch a good price at market.  I talked about this in a blog post before.  The weather has cooperated to bring a high quality tea to be grown in the Darjeeling area. It would be a shame to waste the tea.

Nepali Tea Gets New Trademark

Nepali Tea Gets New Trademark

Another great article from the World Tea News.  This is great news for Nepal and I am a little surprised other tea origin countries have not done this yet, especially China.  China is where white, yellow, green, oolong, purple, black, and pu-erh teas were first made.  They deserve some respect for that. China is so remote in some areas that we are still discovering new teas that the Chinese people have been doing sometimes thousands of years.

I like the idea of the high standards like it must be organic for the trademark.  Hopefully, people will realize the quality of Nepalese orthodox tea.  The orthodox method just means tea done the traditional way, instead of by machines.  Nepal is so poor orthodox method is still really viable.  If this trademark gets some status to it, Nepal tea will not have to be smuggled into India to be sold as “Darjeeling” tea.  Nepal must use the smaller leaf of camelia sinensis sinensis because Darjeeling teas use this leaf and most other teas in the surrounding areas of India use camelia sinensis assamica ( a broader leaf).