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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tea from India


The Assam tea growing area is in the northeast of India, situated on a plateau at 1000 meters altitude on both sides of the Brahmaputra flow in a tropical climate. This area was one of the tea plant, the 'Thea assamica' discovered, which can be compared to China shrubby plant 'Thea sinensis' to 20 feet high

In about 2000 a strong and spicy plantations of tea with dark infusion grows. Assam is also the basis of a good East Frisian blend. This tea also reveals its spicy character with the addition of candy sugar and cream.


In the north of India, on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, around the town of Darjeeling, the tea gardens at altitudes up to 2000 meters, near the vegetation line. The tea plants here have a slower growth, and the leaves develop in strong sunlight, a very flowery and fine tea flavor rich in content.

The tea leaves are picked by hand in Darjeeling. These are the ideal conditions for a delicious tea variety with unique character, and is known for exquisite Darjeeling top varieties as "the champagne of tea". Each Darjeeling tea gardens has its location, soil conditions and the type of crops grown an individual character.


Apart from Darjeeling and Assam, India has another important tea-growing in the Northeast and in the mountain ranges in southwestern India. Here large quantities of tea are produced, especially for the growing domestic market in India is black tea, boiled with milk and spices, the national drink.

The province of Sikkim lies in the Himalayan mountains, north of the Darjeeling tea growing area. Sikkim tea has a character similar to Darjeeling tea, with a little more strength and body

The Indian province of Dooars lies geographically between Assam and Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. The tea from Dooars is aromatic with a slightly spicy character and with light brown brew.
Significant tea plantations in the southwest of India. In the Nilgiri Hills and Travancore. This tea grows from 200 to over 2500 meters in height. South Indian tea's flavor and color to the lively Ceylon tea similar