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Second Flush 2017 plans

Second Flush 2017 plans

by Niraj Lama July 19, 2017 0 Comments

We have heard the ominous words from Darjeeling – there is going to be no second flush (summer harvest) this year. We were hoping hard that somehow the political troubles that have engulfed Darjeeling since early June would ease off and second flush production would resume. But last week we heard from our partner tea gardens in Darjeeling and they gave us the dreaded news.

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2016 was great. 2017 will be better.

2016 was great. 2017 will be better.

by Niraj January 04, 2017 0 Comments

Amidst the political whirlwind of 2016, we took a significant step in our business with the opening of Leaf Tea Bar in a charming Rochester, NY neighborhood. This brick-and-mortar avatar of Happy Earth Tea came after nearly 12 years of nurturing the dream which began with our first business, Darjeeling Tea Exclusive founded in 2005 in Darjeeling, India.  

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Here's to 2016!

Here's to 2016!

by Niraj Lama January 04, 2016 0 Comments

2015 had some harsh notes in its finish. The shadow of terrorism and related conflicts, and climate change cast its long shadow across the world. Right here in Rochester, NY, a local was arrested hours before he could launch an alleged ISIS-inspired attack in a downtown pub on new year's eve. The city's fireworks were cancelled - like in many parts of the world - in the wake of the incident.

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Google Wallet available

by Niraj Lama April 10, 2015 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that Google Wallet has been added to our online payment options. Customers already registered with Google Wallet can now go through the checkout process without having to enter credit card details. Just click on "Buy With Google" button. We hope this will add to your shopping convenience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Steve Smith - Darjeeling's Darling

by Niraj Lama March 24, 2015 0 Comments

Image courtesy wsj.com

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing away of Steve Smith, the founder of Stash, Tazo and finally Smith Teamaker. Smith shared a special relationship with Darjeeling, and his death is going to be mourned by many there.

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Darjeeling First Flush 2015 Update

by Niraj Lama March 11, 2015 0 Comments

The start of Darjeeling First Flush 2015 plucking. At Maharani division of Margaret's Hope Tea Estate.

Darjeeling first flush 2015 production is off to a slow start. The weather once again is proving to be a challenge; thankfully, it does not seem as bad as last year. Rainfall has been lower than average for the months of January and February, and the temperatures are hovering below normal for the period.

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Happy Holidays!

by Niraj Lama December 26, 2014 0 Comments

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Darjeeling First Flush 2014 report

by Niraj Lama April 17, 2014 0 Comments

Weather continues to challenge tea folks in Darjeeling. Even as the first flush production moves into its final week, reports estimate the shortfall this year to be from 30% - 50% compared to last year's.

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Our chais are featured in the eco-friendly products magazine, the studio

by nirajadmin April 15, 2012 0 Comments

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Happy Earth Tea's First First Friday

by nirajadmin April 08, 2012 0 Comments

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Earth Day Auction

by nirajadmin April 01, 2012 0 Comments

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Hammer’s history: gone in 60 seconds

by nirajadmin January 14, 2011 0 Comments

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Storm in the tea gardens

by nirajadmin January 10, 2011 0 Comments

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Darjeeling Tea Production at Record Low

by nirajadmin January 08, 2011 0 Comments

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Lower Darjeeling tea crop feared due to erratic weather

by nirajadmin September 18, 2010 0 Comments

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Interview with Darjeeling tea's Big Daddy

by nirajadmin May 13, 2010 0 Comments

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Tea and the Taster are One

by Niraj Lama May 06, 2010 0 Comments

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Unusually hot, dry weather hit premium Darjeeling tea

by Niraj Lama April 30, 2010 0 Comments

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Promoting Tea the American Way

by Niraj Lama April 05, 2010 0 Comments

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Earth Hour

by nirajadmin March 28, 2010 0 Comments

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Hello world!

by nirajadmin March 27, 2010 0 Comments

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