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 and Karnataka.
- 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.
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.
Production (1999): 805,600MT(-7.4% of
Share in world production (1998):
Area under Tea(1998):436,344 hectare
production: 8,616 MT
Share in total
world export (1998): 18.7%
far North-East of India lies the world’s 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 .
of 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.
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.