1.Historically, the cultivation and brewing of Indian tea is used in traditional
medicinal practices and also as a pleasurable drink.
2. The earliest documented use of tea in India was in the Ramayana (750-500 BC) but
for the succeeding years, all records documenting tea practices in India has been
3. The Singpho and Khamti tribes living in Arunachal Pradesh and the north of Burma
have claimed to be drinking tea as early as the 12th century.
4. Research has proven that the eastern and northern parts of India has practiced the
cultivation of tea and its consumption for more than a thousand years.
5. The production of tea in India for commercial purposes occurred only with the coming
of the British East India Company when vast lands were used for tea cultivation.
India’s Tea Board controls all tea production, certification , exportation and all other
aspects regulating the tea industry in India.
6. In 1820, the East India Company began to massively cultivate tea in Assam. This
tea variety was traditionally used by the Singpho tribe. In 1837, a tea garden
characteristic of the English came about in Chubua, upper Assam.. In 1840,
production of tea for commercial purposes began in Assam region. Most of India’s
tea is consumed by the local market, with 70% of India’s population consuming tea,
thus making it the world’s biggest consumer of tea.
II. Kinds of Tea Produced in India
III. Types of Tea
IV. History and Origins of Indian Tea
V. Harvesting of Indian Tea
VI. 5 Places to Visit India Tea Plantations
VII. Chai Tea