darjeelingtea

Darjeeling Tea

workersdarjeelingteaBeach Organics on the road again … this time in search of the perfect tea, to serve in our new PLANT 4 STORE at BOWDEN!

Naturally we ended up on a beautiful tea estate in Darjeeling in the lower Himalaya.

With the last of the leaf plucked from the bushes at the end of November … just before the winter chill sets in, I was amazed to learn each of the tens of thousands of tea bushes are deftly hand pruned to around 15 inches off the ground by a team of sycthe yielding woman.

I have renewed admiration for how much work goes into my morning cuppa!