Tea plays a predominant role in Indian agricultural meadow. India is considered as the largest exporter of tea in the world. Loaded with a lot of tea estates, Indian tea ushers its visitors to a warm trip within its gardens. A tour to the tea factories of India includes all the procedures involved in its making. Tea Tourism is mainly the extensive tour of the tea gardens with all the procedures of plucking, processing and finally its consumption.
Tea Estates in Darjeeling:
Major Tea Estates on India:
A number of Tea Estates in Darjeeling and its surrounding areas are known for offering several varieties of teas to its guest. The eastern tea country, Darjeeling successfully attracts its travelers’ towards its lush green beauty. Estate by estate and leaf by leaf they beautify Darjeeling. Darjeeling is bestowed with 39 gardens offering a total crop of 21,000 kilograms of tea. The total numbers of tea estates in Darjeeling are increasing at an alarming rate. 113 gardens of Darjeeling cover a total area of 6000 hectares making the state a prime means of tea tourism in India.
Tea Estates in Assam:
The economy of Assam is largely based on its tea. The wild forest lands of the two prominent valleys as Brahmaputra & Barak valleys were transformed into beautiful smiling Tea Gardens. Tea is the vital part of the hospitable Assamese people, as they start and end their day with a cup of tea. Upper Assam and Southern Barak Valley Region hosts almost all tea estates of Assam. Today, Assam produces more than 400 million kgs of Tea in a year.
Tea Estates in Nilgiri:
Mostly Nilgiri tea is popular for domestic consumption, which is regularly auctioned in Coonoor, Coimbatore and Kochi. Wrapped with a large number of tea estates, the tea tour to south India takes its visitors to the picturesque range of hilly landscapes. Nilgiri tea estates produce tea of mild taste with mellow and clean liquor. The specialty of Nilgiri tea is that it grows all round the year unlike Assam and Darjeeling. The Nilgiri tea growing regions enjoy a good growing condition. Nilgiris tea is mainly produced along with eucalyptus, blue gum and cypress plants, thus it offers an aroma of mint, lemon and eucalyptus to the sippers.