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  • After disastrous 2017, Darjeeling tea planters hope for a better season

    By Apr 17, 2018 1:05 PM

    Kolkata: Amid problems of a fund crunch, shortage of workers and rising cost of production, Darjeeling's tea planters are keeping their fingers crossed for a relatively "better season" with favourable weather conditions, a stable political situation and a 10 per cent higher price for the premium variety first flush this year. Faced with an "unusual situation" arising out of the political crisis in the north Bengal hills last year, the industry had lost about 70 per cent of its annual production.

  • Tea Market Strong Push in Demand in Future due to Different Health Benefits Associated with Consumption of Tea

    By Mar 20, 2018 5:42 PM

    Tea is one of the most frequently consumed beverages across the world. The medicinal benefits – it contains phytochemicals, flavonoids, and antioxidants, which help to maintain a healthy functioning of the human body – associated with tea have kept its demand high over time. The pool of tea consumers has been witnessing a continuous rise, globally, owing to which, the global tea market is anticipated to experience a high growth over the forthcoming years.

  • Higher output by small growers could disrupt market: Tea Board

    By Mar 03, 2018 12:19 PM

    A quiet disruption has been brewing in the tea industry, which has now become manifest. Small tea growers collectively produce as much as, or even more than, what established players do. According to Indian Tea Association (ITA), the contribution of small growers in the context of overall tea production has touched 50 per cent. While this looks harmless at first sight, the Tea Board feels the trend does not augur well for the industry.

  • Higher output by small growers could disrupt market: Tea Board

    By Mar 03, 2018 12:18 PM

    A quiet disruption has been brewing in the tea industry, which has now become manifest. Small tea growers collectively produce as much as, or even more than, what established players do. According to Indian Tea Association (ITA), the contribution of small growers in the context of overall tea production has touched 50 per cent. While this looks harmless at first sight, the Tea Board feels the trend does not augur well for the industry.

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