India is one of the largest producers of tea in the world. In fact, it is the second largest tea producer in the world after China. Per-capita tea consumption is also very high in India. Different types of tea varieties are produced in India and exported to other countries of the world. On this International Tea Day, know about the different types of tea in India.
Different Types of Tea in India
The production of green tea started in China and then it spread to other Asian countries including India. This type of tea is made from the leaves and buds of a small species of a tree named Camellia Sinensis. Traditionally green tea has been used in medicines in India and China. Green tea is available in many different varieties.
Black tea is another different type of tea variety consumed in India. It is a type of tea which is more oxidized than other tea varieties such as green, oolong, and white tea. It also made from the Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds. Black tea is generally produced through any of these two methods – CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) and Orthodox. Assam region in India is popular for producing black tea.
Herbal tea is a type of tea that is made from the extraction of herbs, spices, or other such material and mixing them with hot water. Ginger Tea, Cardamom Tea, Clove Tea, Lemon Tea, Cinnamom Tea, Black Pepper Tea are some form of herbal teas available. Herbal tea doesn’t contain caffeine and is known to have medicinal values on account of antioxidants it contains.
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea that is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. This tea is made through a unique process wherein the tea leaves are withered under the strong sun and oxidized before curling and twisted. Oolong tea contains several ingredients and nutrients. Oolong is quite popular in China but is also available in India.
Yellow tea just like its name is yellow in color and has a fruity, floral aroma. This tea also originated in China and is known to be a rare type of tea. This process of producing yellow is comparatively difficult as compared to other types of teas and is generally a time-consuming process. Yellow tea is rich in antioxidants and other healthy ingredients.
These were the different types of tea in India
Some interesting Tea Facts India
Who first invented Tea in India?
Tea was invented by the British during the early part of the 19th century when the British East India Company started large-scale production of tea in Assam.
Which is the largest producer of tea in India?
Assam is the largest producer of tea in India accounting for more than 50% of tea production in India. This state is famous for tea in India. Other major tea producing states in India are West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka.
Which is the Tea City of India?
Dibrugarh in Assam is known as the Tea City of India due to large-scale production of tea in the region.
Which is tea capital of India?
Jorhat in Assam is the tea capital of India.