May 1, Good Start to the Month

 May 01, 2018 |  Written by Anupa Mueller


After a rainy, dreary April, finally some sun and cheer today on the first day of May.  We celebrate the beginning of this month by the arrival of our Darjeeling Air Freight.  This will be Makaibari's Lot 10/2018 which means it was the tenth batch manufactured this year.  Unlike many tea estates who start in February with very green leaf (sometimes called a forced plucking), we like to give it a few more weeks and select the leaf that is a bit more formed.  It lasts better and provides the characteristic first flush taste our customers have come to love.  Stay tuned - it will take another week or so to clear Customs and then - we start another season of your favorite Makaibari Tea. 

On a personal note, this is my Tea.  I drink it all season long, every evening, despite the arrival of 2nd Flush, Autumnal or Silver Tips.  First Flush it is all the way!  Certified Biodynamic, Organic & Fair Trade.  

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