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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by ethan » Jun 12th 16 1:05 pm

kuánglóng wrote:Nepal spoils Darjeeling's tea party
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/ ... -tea-party
Thanks for the alert. I did not know prices have gone up so much. I have not made a purchase of tea from Nepal in 2016.

I am still selling the HOR from Jun Chiyabari for only $6 an ounce. I am surprised that the article did not emphasize how strongly the government of Nepal has pushed for organic farming of tea. Also how badly labor is housed & underpaid in India while Jun Chiyabari treats its workers quite well. HOR is organic black tea. Cheers, Ethan

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Jun 13th 16 2:32 pm

ethan wrote:
kuánglóng wrote:Nepal spoils Darjeeling's tea party
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/ ... -tea-party
Thanks for the alert. I did not know prices have gone up so much. I have not made a purchase of tea from Nepal in 2016.
Over here you still can get some decent 2016 and 2015 Jun Chiyabari for relatively little coin (~10-25€/100g). I've just ordererd another pound last night for some friends and myself.
I am still selling the HOR from Jun Chiyabari for only $6 an ounce. I am surprised that the article did not emphasize how strongly the government of Nepal has pushed for organic farming of tea. Also how badly labor is housed & underpaid in India while Jun Chiyabari treats its workers quite well. HOR is organic black tea. Cheers, Ethan
I've witnessed more than enough misery during my years up there and it's not only for this reason that I'm more than glad that the majority of estates in Darjeeling have converted to organic farming and that on the other side of the fence small private enterprises like Jun Chiyabari show what's possible with a clear vision and some funds.

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Jun 21st 16 7:53 am

Brexit effect: Darjeeling tea producers put price talks on hold
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... ?prtpage=1

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Jul 19th 16 7:48 am

Darjeeling growers seek halt to Nepal tea imports
http://www.thehindu.com/business/Indust ... 855889.ece

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by Bok » Jul 25th 16 5:36 am

Sad:
thousands-of-young-mothers-in-india-are-paying-with-their-lives-to-produce-your-cup-of-tea
http://qz.com/740660/thousands-of-young ... ource=qzfb

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by jayinhk » Jul 25th 16 6:01 am

Bok wrote:Sad:
thousands-of-young-mothers-in-india-are-paying-with-their-lives-to-produce-your-cup-of-tea
http://qz.com/740660/thousands-of-young ... ource=qzfb
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Mar 17th 17 6:38 am

For those of us who've been there and remember the place ... sort of the green heart of the hills for decades

Makaibari memories go up in flames
- Fire destroys Kurseong bungalow with mementoes and rare books

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170317/ ... MuCLfJo5EY

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china abolishes tea masters accreditation?

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Re: china abolishes tea masters accreditation?

by jayinhk » Mar 22nd 17 4:01 am

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by Bok » Mar 22nd 17 4:20 am

Indeed, thanks! I’ve never cared much for certificates, after all, what is important is what ends up in the cup!

I find it troubling sometimes how in Asia(and the West as well of course) people sometimes “follow” a teamaster like he is some sort of guru… we are all just human beings.

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by Tead Off » Mar 22nd 17 8:23 am

kuánglóng wrote: For those of us who've been there and remember the place ... sort of the green heart of the hills for decades

Makaibari memories go up in flames
- Fire destroys Kurseong bungalow with mementoes and rare books

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170317/ ... MuCLfJo5EY
Very unfortunate. :(

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Re: china abolishes tea masters accreditation?

by Tead Off » Mar 22nd 17 8:27 am

I'm sure it will continue as an oral tradition within the tea culture itself.

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by Bok » Mar 27th 17 8:33 am

So apparently the limit of allowed pesticides in Tea in Taiwan is higher than for example the EU: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 2003667508

And a motion to lower that rate has been postponed…
I also highly doubt that even half of supposedly “organic” tea really is organic. Too much meddling and corruption going on here for that

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by ethan » Mar 27th 17 1:00 pm

Bok wrote: And a motion to lower that rate has been postponed…
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I saw that one of the reasons given for not lowering the limit of amount of pesticides allowed was "lack of urgency". In other words, "Don't change anything unless at that moment there is pressure to do it." That's politics all over the world most of the time.

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Apr 28th 17 6:35 pm