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Doke Silver Needle is a tea hand-crafted from tea buds harvested at first flush (or the first plucking season of the year). This tea derives its name from the fine silvery, thread-like protrusions from the bud that are whitish in color.
In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are referred to as “orange pekoe”, and the lowest as “fannings” or “dust.”
The establishing of the plantation on Doke Tea Estate commenced in 1999. The estate is located in the Eastern Indian state of Bihar. The very first saplings that were planted have been allowed to grow into trees to serve as a memento to the initial ordeals of establishing a project such as this.[…]