In a decision this year, the European Union agreed to phase out the use of “Darjeeling” on blended teas. Now, just as a bottle of Cognac must come from the region around the French town of Cognac, a cup of Darjeeling tea will have to be made only from tea grown around Darjeeling.
via Darjeeling Tea Growers Get Protection From E.U. – NYTimes.com.
Great news and lovely parallel to the wine industry and brands like Sherry and Port being tarnished by shady uses of the terms.
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