This section of Jun Chiyabari's tea garden is about 1800 meters high. At this altitude and growing them ab initio without chemical fertilisers, plants have taken longer than the standard 7-8 years to become economically viable. While some older section, in the foreground, looks like a sheet of green the younger section, in the background, look patchy.
Image: Jun Chiyabari's Bokre division. May 2012