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How ‘substandard’ tea from Nepal is threatening Darjeeling plantations

Experts say that a number of tea plantations in Darjeeling may have to shut down due to losses if ‘substandard’ tea from Nepal continues to flood Indian markets, being sold as Darjeeling tea. The effect will be manifold on the thousands of people directly or indirectly associated with the industry.
The increasing inflow and availability of tea from Nepal has had a direct impact on the prices of prestigious Darjeeling tea. (Photo via DW)
The increasing inflow and availability of tea from Nepal has had a direct impact on the prices of prestigious Darjeeling tea. (Photo via DW)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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