Whether Weather Affects Tea

An item on Facebook about drought affecting Assam tea started me wondering whether weather really has an effect on tea. The answer: Well, duh! Of course it does! The real question is “How?” So, I went digging online to see what the “experts” had to say. Not as easy as you would think. The Assam …

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Tea Harvest

In Asia, harvesting tea is traditionally a woman’s job. Their speed, small motor dexterity, delicate gestures and patience are considered essential for gaining the highest yield from a crop. They gather from the top of the plants and toss the leaves into the baskets strapped to their backs. The tea bush produces a small bud …

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