Darjeeling tea cannot be grown or manufactured anywhere else in the world, similar to Champagne in that region of France.Varieties
Assam has been the second commercial tea production region after southern China.
Russian and CIS countries with 90 million kgs of total tea exports of the country.
Export of Tea from India
History of tea
Tea Board of India
Major tea producing regions in India
Size of the Industry
Top 10 countries Exporting tea
Top 10 countries Importing tea
Leading Indian tea exporting companies.
Contribution to Nation.
Major causes of the crisis
Hasmukhrai & co.
Tea origin- China (4th Century A.D)
In 1780 tea cultivation experimented in India.
May 1838 tea from India (Assam) was sent to England
for the 1st time.
Till 2004 India ranked 1st being the
largest producer of tea.
India Ranks 4th in terms of total tea exporters in
85% of household consume 81% of total tea produced.
The best quality tea are CTC and Orthodox Assam Tea.
The Tea Board of India is an state agency
of the Government of India.
Established in 1953
Tea board is responsible for the Certification
numbers to exports of certain tea merchants.
Tasks of Tea Board of India
Darjeeling is known for white & oolong tea.
Specialty- Thin body tea, light colored.
Darjeeling tea cannot be grown or
manufactured anywhere else in the world.
Assam is known for black tea.
Specialty- Tea body, briskness, malty flavor,
strong & bright color.
2nd Commercial tea producing region.
Nilgiri is known for Dark tea.
Specialty- Intensely aromatic, fragrant
Tea Board to use
Facebook, Twitter to
promote tea consumption
January 28, 2013
Registered tea manufacturers- 1,692
Registered tea Exporters- 2,200
India in terms of world tea production- 27%
Tea gardens- 13,000
World Tea Export share of India is 12-13% approx.
Major Importers- Russian and CIS countries.
43% of India’s tea is exported to Russian and CIS
India’s share as percentage
of world export
Exports US $”000
United Arab Emirates
Imports in US $’ 000
Indian tea exports
register decline: ITA
February 17, 2013
Total turnover- around Rs 10,000 crores
Net foreign Exchange earned- around Rs. 1,847 crores.
Direct employees- 1.27 million (plantation).
Indirect employment of- 2 million individuals.