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A visit to the Jalinga Tea Garden, Assam, North India

Posted: 10 Nov - 01:01 By: Storm Tea

During July 2017, I travelled to India with my Storm Tea colleague Ric. As mentioned in earlier blogs, we were hoping to Visit Darjeeling and Assam but political issues and violent protests had forced us to cancel the Darjeeling tour and so we spent the extra time visiting the Jalinga organic tea garden in Assam. Since our best-selling product, Organic Estate Breakfast, is comprised of a high proportion of this tea, we firmly believe it is crucial to understand where it comes from and to know first-hand the conditions it grows under. We had carried out a similar exercise in Sri Lanka the year before where, amongst other gardens, we had visited The Harington Estate where the other component of this blend is produced.

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A visit to the Jalinga Tea Garden, Assam, North India
Jalinga - The World’s Only Certified Carbon Neutral Tea Garden

Jalinga - The World’s Only Certified Carbon Neutral Tea Garden

Posted: 10 Nov - 01:00 By: Storm Tea

Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat faced by mankind and the animals and plants that we share our planet with. As is well documented, a few degrees increase in average global temperature is all that is required to create an irreversible situation that, we’re told, will bring about apocalyptic destruction to the world we live in. Mass flooding, huge deserts, migration, war, global crop failure and starvation are amongst the headlines of doom predicted by the world’s top scientists who place the blame at the massive increase in CO2 emissions since the start of the industrial revolution. But the thread of hope that we’re hanging to is that it’s not too late. By drastically decreasing our CO2 emissions on a global level, there is still a belief that the situation can be arrested.

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Trouble Brewing in Darjeeling

Posted: 19 Jun - 23:36 By: Storm Tea

‘The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry’ – once said Robert Burns in his poem ‘To A Mouse’. The line was inspiration for John Steinbeck’s brilliant novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ and of course the words are often used as a saying for those things we planned that never worked out.

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Trouble Brewing in Darjeeling
Storm Tea – Preparing for our Travels to India

Storm Tea – Preparing for our Travels to India

Posted: 19 Jun - 23:32 By: Storm Tea

It’s always interesting to read a trip report to understand in greater detail the stories behind our teas; where they come from, how they are grown and processed and news of any tea gems we may have unearthed along the way...


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