Site-Wide Activity Forums Tea News and Information "Darjeeling tea" now protected name in EU

3 replies, 3 voices Last updated by  Xavier 5 years, 10 months ago
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  • #7128

    Jackie
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    @jackie

    According to a new European directive, if you’re going to call a tea “Darjeeling” it has to have grown in Darjeeling. Much like “Champagne” can be only be labeled as such in the European Union if it comes from the French “Champagne” region – Darjeeling tea is now a protected regional product or to use the legal term, has achieved “protected regional status.” Personally, I’m all for it:
    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/article2866170.ece

  • #7136

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    This is a great news.

  • #7138

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    For us yes, but not for the statistics. Now there will be much less Darjeeling sold :mrgreen:

  • #7157

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Does it matter?
    Apart from some strange people that like to see sales going up of x% every year, what matters to us is quality.

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