There’s always a fuss being made about the environment. About global warming and climate change. Insufficient rainfall and landslides. So much that we’ve almost stopped paying attention to all of it. We don’t think twice when we pick up our favourite Darjeeling Tea online.
But what if we told you that climate change is at a crisis at the moment. So much that can affect that hot cup of Assam tea that’s one your table right now.
Weather changes and Darjeeling Tea
In the last decade, Darjeeling has seen erratic rainfall, frequent landslides, and extreme temperatures. The tea estates are feeling the hit. West Bengal has witnessed a significant decrease in wetlands. Darjeeling Tea plantations need balanced rainfall, but the change has resulted in intense dry spells and severe downpours. This causes soil erosion and destroys the white tea plantations. The crop cycles are changing and the invasion of termites and pests have increased. This leaves farmers confused and they are struggling to grapple with this situation. All of this affects white tea companies, online and offline.
How does this affect Darjeeling White tea?
And it’s all evident in just that tea cup. The quality of Assam tea is going down due to substandard crops. The prices are shooting up, because demand is far behind the supply. This, in turn, is forcing the farmers to adopt the use of pesticides, which not only is bringing down the quality of the crop, but it degrades the soil, depleting the organic matter that affects the water-holding capacity of the land. Indian tea comprises of one-third of the world’s tea production and about half of that comes from Assam and the North East. So if you want to get an idea of how the world’s production of tea is going to get affected, well… do the math.
Why choose Ausum Tea?
But here’s a little bit of good news. Ausum Tea believes in organic tea blends that are ethically sourced, and contain no chemicals or preservatives. It’s a cup that comes with good vibes, backed by a whole lot of trust. So if you’re wondering which tea is best, we just gave you the answer! So do your bit to save the environment – just like we did! Ausum Tea believes in the principle of minimal waste. Our organic tea bags are made from recycled cotton and are completely biodegradable. All our tea bags are chemical free and contain nothing that can harm our rivers. Lastly, we understand the role we play within the ecosystem. Which is why we work with a single estate that is part of the Rainforest Alliance to ensure that the green cover of our planet is unharmed.
Let’s make that difference, even if it’s one cup at a time. Order Darjeeling tea online from our website and let’s raise a toast to protecting our planet.