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Darjeeling First Flush 2023
The harvest of Darjeeling First Flush 2023 has begun!
Rain, which is so important for the growth of the first leaves, unfortunately, remained absent for a long time. Strictly speaking, there had been no significant rainfall since October 2022. But with the start of the spring festival Holi, also called the festival of colours, came the long-awaited change in weather and thankfully now there has been enough rain. The tea gardens Darjeeling usually extend over several hundred meters of altitude difference. The Harvesting begins in the lower areas first and then continues upwards. Only a few leaflets and leaf buds can be harvested per tea bush. About 15,000 tea leaves(!) are needed for one kilogram of finest Darjeeling First Flush.