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Friday, October 30, 2009

Madura Tea, Murwillumbah

Madura Tea Estate was established in 1978 in Murwillumbah by a third generation tea planter from Ceylon, Michael Grant-Cook and is 100% Australian owned. Since the first bushes were planted Madura have used clean, green farming practices to produce premium quality tea and there are now over 250,000 tea bushes.

The best tea is made from the two top leaves and the bud. The harvester was specifically designed by Madura to selectively harvest the fresh, new shoots from the top of each bush.

Harvesting is continuous through spring, summer and autumn when only the finest leaves and bud are plucked for processing. Business is brisk - Coles and Woolworths are their biggest customer and there is a growing market in America.

From now on, it's Madura tea, for me.