English Gambung Tea in Limbo

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Gambung Tea in Limbo

Nights are colder during the dry season in the highlands. In Gambung, we were kept warm by the hearth and the hospitality of tea pickers. We also discovered that the state of Gambung tea was rocky.

Oleh Mohammad Hilmi Faiq
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I wasn’t late evening yet. The call for Isya (evening prayer) had resounded only an hour and a half ago. But the night seemed to fall quickly around the Tea and Cinchona Research Center (PPTK) in Gambung, Pasirjambu, of Bandung regency, West Java. The quiet was only broken by the chirp of crickets [...]