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Darjeeling

Teas grown on the Himalayan foothills, on the border with Nepal and Sikkim, are jewels among teas. Here, around the former colonial townlet of Darjeeling, at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level, tea of great reputation is grown on a relatively small area of 83 tea estates.

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Darjeeling

The original Darjeeling tea, called also „Champagne of the teas“ is grown in heights from 600 to 2150 metres, mostly on the Chinese type of tea trees, which turned out to do great in the local conditions. Tea in Darjeeling is harvested in three terms, so called First Flush (spring), Second Flush (summer) and Autumnal Flush. In winter the tea bushes rest.