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.
Exploring tea plantations is like undergoing therapy. It made us realize how rich Nusantara (archipelago) tea is. So, in addition to the scenery therapy, the expedition was also about taste therapy.
The waning trend of the Indonesian tea industry is inseparable from the declining national tea production. National tea production has decreased and stagnated at around 150,000 tons since 2007.