Tea

Tea Exporter Kerala, India

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You wonder if it's an exaggeration if we tell you that tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. But it’s true. Tea is one of the most important beverages in the world which gives the person who consumes it a sense of alertness and energy. Tea, which is rich in antioxidants, also has immense medicinal uses including making the body resistant to heart attacks, diabetes and even cancer. Tea is made from an evergreen plant named Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are plucked and processed in various ways to make different varieties.

Origin and popularity

Tea as a drink is said to be accidentally discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese Emperor named Shan Nong. Ever since, tea became an integral part among the Chinese nobility. Soon, it spread to the common people. Travellers from other continents grew fond of this spice and over several years, tea became a very popular drink. In modern era, tea became a household beverage especially in the west with the invention of tea bags. The increased number of consumers over the years has prompted people of many tea producing countries to set up their own plantations and production houses so that they can become successful tea exporters..
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There are lot of varieties of tea which can again be used in different ways and this is one of the reasons why it is really popular all over the world. Tea is served in different ways according to the taste and culture in different regions. Tea with and without milk are perfect examples. Fundamentally in India, four major types of tea are manufactured and exported. Although each of these variations is manufactures from the same kind of tea leaves, the difference lies in the processing and extend of fermentation of them goes through. ● Black Tea: Arguably the most common type of tea, black tea made by fully oxidising the ordinary tea leaves. Manufacture of black tea includes extra processing steps called aeration and withering. Black tea contains 20-30% catechins and 60-70% flavonoids. The infused tea has dark brown color and a sweet aroma. There are number of varieties of black tea itself, classified on the basis of their processing, including CTC (crush, tear and curl) tea and orthodox tea. Black tea is used in India often with milk and sugar. Other spices like cardamom and ginger are also added to the drik for different flavors. ● Green Tea: Green is said to be the healthier of all the varieties because it contains the most amount of antioxidants. It does not undergo full oxidation like black tea and possesses an aroma different to that of black tea. contains 80-90% catechins and less than 10% flavonoids Its health benefits is making it very popular all over the world. Green tea is generally consumed with boiled water and no sugar. ● Oolong Tea: It has the benefits of both black tea and green tea. It is semi-oxidised and contains less caffeine. It has a fragrant flavor with a sweet fruity aroma. ● White Tea: White tea can be called the “purest” of all the variations since it undergoes the least steps of processing. It contains the largest amount of antioxidants and has a natural sweetness.

Tea Production and Tea Export in India

China, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka and Germany are the top exporters of Tea in the world. India became a leading tea exporter in the mid nineteenth century under the British rule. A recent study indicates that India exports tea worth $763.2 million and owns 11% of the total exports. There are tens of thousands of high quality Indian tea exporters as well as manufacturers spread across India because of its apt geography and climate. Tea plantations are mainly located in hilly areas of India with a good amount of annual rainfall where the temperature is usually around 20oC. Tea exporters in India usually go with the following teas for high quality export material. These teas are grown, processed and packed in India under different labels and production companies. ● Darjeeling Tea: The tea plantations in Darjeeling grows the Chinese variety of the plant and is one of the most demanded tea in foreign countries. The geography of Darjeeling gives the tea grown there a special mild spicy taste which cannot be replicated or produced elsewhere. Indian tea exporters ships this product mainly to Germany, UK and Netherlands. ● Assam Tea: The northeastern state of India goes through humid summers and massive rainfall in the middle of the year. The largest contiguous tea growing region in the world is located in Assam and the tea produced here has a brisk and malty taste. Camelia Sinensis var Assamica is the tea plant variety grown here, which makes Assam the only other region other than Southern China which grows its native tea plant. ● Nilgiri Tea: It is grown in Ooty, a hill station in Tamilnadu located around 5000m above sea level with a heavy annual rainfall. This topography and climate gives it a special fragrance, flavour and briskness while the drink gives a creamy taste. ● Munnar Tea: Munnar, a hill station in Kerala situated at 6000 m above sea level produces high quality tea which gives a strong briskness and a hint of fruit. Munnar tea is mainly produced in the Kannan Devan plantation. There are other major varieties of tea produced in India like Karnataka Tea, Travancore Tea, Annamalai Tea, Wayanad Tea, Dooars and Terai Tea and Kangra Tea. All of these are exported to different countries by various Indian tea exporters across the country.

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