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The Last of the 2017 Darjeeling Crop is Auctioned

The last lots of Darjeeling were auctioned last week as hopes of settling a three-month strike dimmed. It was the first time in 40 years that the special auction in Calcutta had no Darjeeling to offer. This year’s harvest, which seemed promising following the early spring flush, plummeted by 89% in June with no...