History of tea in India

The botanical name of Tea is Camellia Sinensis. In early 1820s the British East India Company began large-scale production of the tea in Assam. In 1850s the tea industry rapidly expanded and Assam became the leading tea production region in the world.

The Tea Industry has grown rapidly in India. Today India is one of the largest tea producers in the world after China, although over 70 per cent of its tea is consumed with in India itself and rest 30 per cent is exported.

A number of renowned teas such as Assam and Darjeeling are grown exclusively in India. The Indian tea industry has grown to own many global tea brands and has evolved into one of the most technologically equipped tea industries in the world.

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