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Tea Industry

Tea Industry In India 
Indian tea is among the finest in the world owing to strong geographical indications, heavy investments in tea processing units, continuous innovation, augmented product mix and strategic market expansion. The main tea-growing regions are in Northeast India (including Assam) and in north Bengal (Darjeeling district and the Dooars region). Tea is also grown on a large scale in the Nilgiris in south India.

The country is home to a wide variety of teas, including CTC tea, orthodox tea, green tea and organic tea. Unlike many other tea producing and exporting nations, India has a manufacturing base for both CTC and orthodox tea, in addition to green tea.


In 2016-17, total exports from tea recorded an export value worth US$ 734.25 million with a positive growth of 1.97%.

During April-September 2016, major importers of Indian tea were Egypt, Pakistan, UK, Iraq, Iran and Russia.

Tea Board of India

The Board was set up under the Tea Act, 1953, and it started functioning in April 1954.Its headquarters are in Kolkata, with 17 offices across India. In addition to developmental and regulatory functions, the Tea Board of India undertakes direct promotional activities, which include organising joint participation in international fairs and exhibitions, arranging buyer-seller meets and sending and hosting trade delegations. The Board also undertakes various market development activities such as market surveys, market analysis, tracking of consumer behaviour and dissemination of relevant information to exporters/importers.


Source: India Brand Equity Foundation

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