Our ex-teapig Alex, aka The Foodish Boy, recently spent some time in Darjeeling picking the finest first flush tea in his bid to work 52 food jobs in a year across 20 countries. If you ever wondered where the lovely whole leaf tea that fills our tea temples comes from then look no further than the pics above!

You can follow Alex's gastro-nomadic adventures around the world, and read more about his time in Darjeeling at foodishboy.com or keep up to date with his antics on his Facebook page :)