Pertaining to the so called lack of timely rain, a “ho-halla” (‘commotion’ in Nepali) spread the tea world and especially got whispered into the ears of chronic Darjeeling Tea Lovers. “Will we be able to procure our share of First Flush Darjeeling Tea from 2009?” Anyways, the buzz has thinned down and settled to the bottom and yes, 2009 First Flush Darjeeling Teas will be available but will be available in less quantity – the production is low. Some teas have already entered our premises like Arya SFTGFOP1, Arya SFTGFOP1 China, Puttabong SFTGFOP1, some whites etc. However these teas haven’t been updated to our site yet, just for info sake.
At Arya Tea Estate – me getting the feel of the tender shoots – if you have noticed – the tea bush I am extending to is covered with the tender first flush shoots and surrounding is bare, meaning the rains did affect the tea growth but it did grow – just that it will be less in production sufficing with the amount of tea leaves got during the production time
I had heard from several tea experts that the quality may have a drift, but after tasting and acquiring these teas, I give them a “no,no nod” to their forethoughts. Teas are excellent and no sign of loss characteristics can be seen when talking about Darjeeling First Flush.
OUR THUNDERBOLT TEA INSIDERS
“Kalyan” one among others – he is our expert tea packer and trains other recruits – the packing and handling cost we charge you goes to these people:)
Apart from our bulk tea storage, this is a glimpse of our ever confusing “packed teas” retail room – only the guys responsible know where the exact teas are kept. Without them, I am lost in the ocean of black and white strands we call tea.
“Dips” as we call her – she is the one who processes all orders and knows what came in and what to send out asap. She comes tidied up, goes torn-up. Without her, its just chaos.
Some Pics of Arya Teas which came in
Organic Arya Tea was the first one to arrive among others – I would like to quote it as “gorgeous tea”