is undoubtedly the world's largest tea producer, India has always
produced the world's finest teas, as also the largest
variety, in any form.
The South- The hilly regions and plains
(Annamalais) of Tamil Nadu, parts of the states of Kerela
However, teas from India are best known in terms of
flavour, taste and colour. The three world famous types
of Indian teas are Assam,Darjeeling and Nilgiris.
The East and North-east -Assam valley
and Cachar region in Assam; parts of the states of
Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Nagaland, Manipur, Orissa; and Darjeeling, Dooars, Terai
regions of West Bengal.
(1999): 805,600MT(-7.4% of 1998)
in world production (1998):
under Tea(1998):436,344 hectare
tea production: 8,616 MT
(1998): 236402 MT
in total world export (1998):
In the far
North-East of India lies the worlds largest single
geographically distinct tea growing area. The land of the
one-horned rhino, Assam is a bountiful state with rich,
dense forests and wildlife. Yielding rich, full-bodied
and bright liquor, the tea grown here is referred to as Assam.
Assam produces about 425 MKgs. annually, more than any
other country (except China ) individually .
the above logo indicates that the tea is 100% Assam tea
the finest of the world’s best teas- Darjeeling, in the foothills of the
snow-covered Himalayan range, has a cool and moist climate where teas gardens
are found at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,000 metres! Known popularly
as the ‘Champagne of Teas’, the Darjeeling variety (of the unique
‘Muscatel’ flavour and exquisite bouquet) gives the world’s most exclusive
tea, fetching the most envied premium prices in world markets.
Packets carrying the above logo
indicates that the tea is 100% Darjeeling tea
Known as the
Blue Mountains, the Nilgiri range is in South
India. Elevations from 1,000 metres to 2,500 metres and
adequate rainfall give a fine flavour and brisk liquor to
the Nilgiri variety.
the above logo indicates that the tea is 100% Nilgiri tea