I’m off to India next week to visit some Assam ( North East India ) tea gardens. Some absolute beauties in fact, owned by McLeod Russel India Ltd, who are possibly the finest privately owned tea growers in the world. I will be landing at Pertabghur tea garden and from there travelling to neighboring Phulbari and Monabarrie tea estates.
Assam tea doesn’t grow all year round as it is seasonal, taking a well earned breather from December to March, so I’m getting there just in time.( I’m assured the bushes are in full flow, producing leaf at a rate which requires to be picked every week ! ). The Monsoon eventually dried up a few weeks ago so it is now warm and sunny on the estates..can’t wait to get there, see my next blog for an update.