Most of us are aware of the fact that Indian tea producers are known to be the strongest competitors and leading tea providers in the world. You can find lots of tea-producing arkas and regions all across the country.
The country’s geography and its contrasting environment are so varied, different and unique that they never stop surprising. The climate, environmental situation, and many other not less essential aspects make the territory unique, each region being distinct in its own way. Due to its climatic conditions the numerous types of tea bushes that are grown there are different, each having its own characteristics and features. For centuries India has traded its incredibly fragrant and refreshing teas. Connoisseurs especially appreciate Darjeeling. Such sort as Nilgiri and Assam are also well known. All of them are named after the places where these teas are grown. It’s recommended to drink these three sorts of teas unblended. They are also sometimes called “self-drinkers”.
1. Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling tea is considered by experts to be the best variety of the black tea. It is extremely popular, and nowadays it is sold in every corner of the globe. The Darjeeling tea bush is harvested three times a year. The first harvest (aka “the first flush”) starts in April. This crop is valued for its most subtle, distinct, and most delicate flavor. The second crop is picked in May. The harvest of the second flush has a stronger taste. The brewed tea of the crop is of a darker color. Finally, the third flush, the quality of which is Po than that of the previous two flushes, is gathered in summertime. The third harvest is also called “monsoon flush”. As a general rule, the third crop is used for blending.