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by woozl » Jan 12th, '16, 22:01

2,100 old fine plucked tea. Doubles age of verified tea.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/01/ ... ucked-tea/

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by kuánglóng » Jan 15th, '16, 02:01

Tukvar tea estate to open from January 18

http://echoofindia.com/darjeeling-tukva ... -18-101857

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by kuánglóng » Mar 2nd, '16, 02:48

Darjeeling tea sells for Rs 10000 a kilo

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 219770.cms

(That's about US$147.78 and less than what I'd have to pay for some pretty average stuff over here.)
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by kyarazen » Mar 2nd, '16, 02:55

kuánglóng wrote:Darjeeling tea sells for Rs 10000 a kilo

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 219770.cms
i wouldnt mind buying that.. RS10000 per kg is not bad a price.. . considering the atrocious chinese tea pricings!

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by kuánglóng » Mar 2nd, '16, 03:17

kyarazen wrote:
kuánglóng wrote:Darjeeling tea sells for Rs 10000 a kilo

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 219770.cms
i wouldnt mind buying that.. RS10000 per kg is not bad a price.. . considering the atrocious chinese tea pricings!
I added a comment to my post before I saw your reply, kyarazen. Upper Namring is one of my favorite estates and I would have paid them $150 without thinking twice.
I'm looking forward to getting back to Darjeeling for the next first flush season in 2017. Visiting the gardens during the day and tasting all sorts of samples with some old friends has always been a wonderful experience, second to none.

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by john.b » Mar 16th, '16, 00:23

The Mississippi tea farm that is probably familiar to most (Jason McDonald's) is in the news here in Bangkok, apparently an article from a source like Reuters or the AP feed being picked up here:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/new ... crop-in-us

Not really related to that news, this site was down a few days, and the format changed, and the message system still seems to be down, lacking the function of sending messages. I'll look around about how to contact someone about that, which may not work out well given the nature of the glitch I just mentioned.

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by kuánglóng » Apr 2nd, '16, 04:55

Calcutta, March 27: The Tea Board is planning to put in place some checks and balances to ensure that the quality of imports from Nepal is tested before they enter India

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160328/j ... v-I3nqiskI

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by Tead Off » Apr 2nd, '16, 07:13

kuánglóng wrote:Calcutta, March 27: The Tea Board is planning to put in place some checks and balances to ensure that the quality of imports from Nepal is tested before they enter India

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160328/j ... v-I3nqiskI
I would imagine the Darjeeling growers are not too keen for the competition from Nepal. They will probably try their best to limit the amount of tea they let in or make it as difficult as possble for the teas to be imported into India. However, the best teas are usually exported to western countries and Japan.

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by ethan » Apr 2nd, '16, 09:15

From Dhankuta, Nepal, Himalayan Orange organic black tea of Jun Chiyabari, pleases me once again, as I read about darjeeling & Nepal concerns.

The best tea of Nepal does not cost as much as the best tea from Darjeeling, though its quality equals it.

If it became easier to buy the tea (less trouble & cost for wiring $; cheaper air freight), Nepal might get the reputation it deserves for its best tea.

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by kuánglóng » Apr 3rd, '16, 19:47

ethan wrote:From Dhankuta, Nepal, Himalayan Orange organic black tea of Jun Chiyabari, pleases me once again, as I read about darjeeling & Nepal concerns.

The best tea of Nepal does not cost as much as the best tea from Darjeeling, though its quality equals it.
That's been my impression too for a good while now. The two most memorable teas I've tried in 2015 came from Nepal, a Shakira and a Jun Chiyabari but then I've only tried around 60 Himalayan teas from last year, far less than usual.
If it became easier to buy the tea (less trouble & cost for wiring $; cheaper air freight), Nepal might get the reputation it deserves for its best tea.
That's to be expected and our friends in Darjeeling have something more to worry about once the folks in Nepal find better ways to market and distribute their teas. I'm looking forward to be back in the eastern Himalayas for the 2017 first flush, can't wait.

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Jun 12th, '16, 05:17

Nepal spoils Darjeeling's tea party
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/ ... -tea-party

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