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  • January 8, 2011

    Darjeeling Tea Production at Record Low Erratic weather conditions coupled with low productivity has led Darjeeling tea producers to close the year 2010 with a low crop of only around 7 million kg which is among the lowest in history. There are 87 tea estates...

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  • September 18, 2010

    Lower Darjeeling tea crop feared due to erratic weather Production of Darjeeling tea is set to be lower this year with erratic weather conditions cutting into the crop-size of one of India 's best-known commodities. The Darjeeling tea industry, which reported a 12 per cent lower crop between...

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  • May 13, 2010

    Interview with Darjeeling tea's Big Daddy

    An interview of Ashok Lohia, the owner of largest number of Darjeeling tea estates, published today in the Economic Times. The 58-year-old Ashok Lohia took up production of Darjeeling tea in 1988 with two estates — Chamong and Pussimbing....

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  • May 6, 2010

    Tea and the Taster are One

    It is something we had always noticed: everybody has a different experience of the same tea. (Me and my wife no longer squabble over our different opinions about tea).  Our tea tasting notes that we publish are nothing more than rough sketchs, which you could...

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  • April 30, 2010

    Unusually hot, dry weather hit premium Darjeeling tea The unusually hot weather and lack of rainfall in the West Bengal hills have ruined the first-flush Darjeeling tea crop. "There has been no rainfall since October 2009, creating a drought-like condition. It has damaged the first flush," said...

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  • March 28, 2010

    Earth Hour

    Happy to introduce here Miss Tara, taking charge of the Earth Hour last evening (happens to be around the kitchen table again). Future was abstract, until the kids arrived. 2050 is suddenly not about me a grumpy old man ready...

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  • March 27, 2010

    Hello world!

    This blog is about tea. More specifically it is about the online tea store, Darjeeling Tea Exclusive, which me and my wife run. Even more specifically, it is about the discoveries we make along the endless journey into the world...

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