Bill Waddington wrote:Assams, finding great-knock your socks off Assams the last few years has gotten challenging. I believe this is due mostly to poor weather in the region, either way too much rain, or not nearly enough -- one extreme or the other.
In addition to the immediate impact of bad weather on that crop, the plants themselves get stressed out after a few years of poor weather, either extreme. So that if you finally get a season of good weather, the plants still won't produce great tea. They are still recovering from the past one or two or three years of poor weather. There is a cumulative negative impact, and I think we are suffering in that right now.
Since I have been drinking tea for only about 15 months, I have never had the good stuff.
Someday, maybe ...