Green Fingers I Wish

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Indian tea growers visit Yorkshire

A tea company in the northern English county of Yorkshire has sought help from India in its plans to develop one of the UK's first tea gardens.

Taylors of Harrogate turned to experts from the state of Assam in its efforts to grow tea in "God's own county".

They gave advice to UK staff on what kind of soil the tea bushes would thrive in and also on how best to care for them in an unfavourable climate.

Much of the leaves in Taylors' "Yorkshire Tea" come from South Asia.

The company estimates that 9m cups of "Yorkshire Tea" are drunk each day.

Now blenders of the popular brew have just planted their very own tea plantation - in the not so tropical spa town of Harrogate.

The tea plantation is located in a small courtyard outside Taylors tea and coffee factory.


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