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First Flush harvest 2022 in Darjeeling started
Hibernation of the tea bushes ends as daytime temperature rises to 16 degrees Celsius increasing to around pleasant 22 degrees in the days to come. Officially the plucking season started on February 21, 2022, however not all tea gardens or garden sections - as tea gardens usually stretch over hundreds of meters in altitude - will start on that day. In lower altitudes the leaves will flush earlier than on higher elevations. In the beginning of the season the daily production is still quite small, often not even reaching 200kg of fresh leaves that will result roughly in 50 kilogram of black tea. We still need to be patient until we receive our first tea sample for a batch of 8.000 kilogram.