North East Tea

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The North East region of India houses Roing Valley, located in the eastern most part of India in Arunachal Pradesh. Another region that grows fine quality tea in abundance is Sikkim. The teas in Roing are oxidised in an open area, taking the air around the Himalayan range. The teas famous from this region are Black tea, green tea, and chai tea, owing to their oxidation. Some of the popular tea gardens from this region are Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim.

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HISTORY OF TEA IN NORTH EAST

Initially, owing to the split of the state of Assam and creation of Meghalaya, the Khasi ruler forbid labour to enter therefore, not entertaining the tea market. Later, in the 70s owing to the popularity of Darjeeling and Assam tea Meghalaya was again looked at as on opportune place for tea cultivation. The regions of Umsning in Ri–Bhoi district, Tebronggre in West Garo Hills and Riangdo in the West Khasi Hills is where the cultivation first began. The Temi tea estate of Sikkim established in 1986 is the oldest tea estate. The Donyi Polo in Arunachal Pradesh planted in 1986 was the first tea gardens in the state. Now, many smaller tea estates have emerged and are doing pretty well in the Indian tea market.

POPULAR SEARCHES

North-East Black Tea, North-East Green Tea, North-East Oolong Tea, North-East Tea Blends, North-East First Flush,North-East Second Flush, North-East Autumn Flush

TYPE OF TEA IN NORTH EAST

The tea estates in the region are young but they produce great quality tea. Sikkim tea has travelled the world, popular ones like the "golden flowery orange pekoe #1” from the Temi tea garden are pure and organic certified. The rich aroma and fine taste of the Sikkim Temi tea are new to the tea industry world wide, but have already made their mark.

SEASON OF TEA CULTIVATION

North East region of India experiences high rainfall throughout the year, especially in Meghalaya. As such this region experiences, first flush, second flush and an in-between flush. The excessive rainfall makes all the difference to the quality of tea produced here. The teas that grow in this region are floral and sweet.

TEA ESTATE IN NORTH EAST

LaKyrsiew, F.Kapsanga, Ngopa, Kanan, Nilai, Jiribam

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