Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling Tea

By Lorna Reeves • Photography by John O’Hagan

In some circles, the advent of springtime brings with it thoughts of St. Patrick’s Day or Easter celebrations. But in Darjeeling, one of India’s most acclaimed tea-growing regions, the month of March is synonymous with first flush—the time for harvesting the new growth of the tea bushes after winter dormancy.

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