Darjeeling tea exporters initiate talks with Chinese importers

Darjeeling tea exporters have initiated talks with Chinese tea importers to ship the quality first flush teas for the next season.

Industry executives said the development comes after the exporters lost a number of Japanese buyers and that Chinese importers are willing to pay good prices for quality Darjeeling tea. If exports pan out as expected, China may soon become a preferred destination for Darjeeling tea, they said.