Category: Tea Culture

Indian Tea Gardens and Plants

Indian Tea Gardens and Plants

The first governor of Darjeeling, Dr Campbell, was the first to experiment with tea planting in the region, in 1835. Campbell planted his own garden with some seeds and cuttings (Camellia sinensis van sinensis) that had come mostly from China. These samples were distributed by […]

Indian Tea Terroirs

Indian Tea Terroirs

Tea growing in India began in the northeast of the country, with the discovery of wild tea trees, and spread along the banks of the Brahmaputra River to the foothills of the Himalayas. Darjeeling and Assam are the most famous production regions. Some high-quality harvests […]

A Metting with Mr. Kavi Seth, Industry Professional

A Metting with Mr. Kavi Seth, Industry Professional

Mr. Kavi Seth is the head taster for J. Thomas, India’s most important tea broker in Kolkata. How long have you been working in the tea industry? I began working in the tea industry in August 1985. What brought you to this line of work? […]

The Indian Tea Industry

The Indian Tea Industry

With annual production of 1,081,170 tons (980,8201), India is the second-largest tea producer in the world after China. The tea industry is a vitally important sector of the Indian national economy, directly employing more than a million workers. Before its independence in 1947, India kept […]

A Meeting with Mr. Chen Nen Yu, Tea Grower

A Meeting with Mr. Chen Nen Yu, Tea Grower

Mr. Chen Nen Yu is a tea grower in the district of Nantou. What lead you to work in the world of tea? How and when did you begin? Do you come from a teagrowing family tradition? I was born into a family of tea […]

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