Production losses have already pushed weekly auction prices to a record of Rs 232.60 per kilogramme, up 57 percent from a year ago, according to the Tea Board
Tea industry in a 'very bad shape' with gardens being sold to companies in W Asia; Assam tea not getting favourable price globally, says minister
Assam tea is not getting a favourable competitive price in the international markets mainly due to lack of proper branding and international linkages, said Industries minister
Speciality tea: Tripura set to scale up white tea production after success of pilot projects; a kg fetches a record Rs 10,000 a kg
White tea is minimally processed and is harvested even before the plants leaves unfurl fully with the buds still covered by fine white hairs
The Tea Board on Wednesday said it has initiated the process of issuance of an identity card with Quick Response Code to the small tea growers of Assam and the first batch of cards was distributed last week in the state's Bongaigaon district.
An Indian tea company has delivered a huge consignment containing 6,000 bags of famous Assam green tea to Donald Trump with a message to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that it is never too late to "cleanse yourself".
There’s a hot zone in Assam that has nothing to do with ULFA insurgents, Bodo militants or illegal migrants from Bangladesh. It’s about elephants.
In 2013, world tea production touched 4,819 million kg after crossing the crucial milestone of 4 billion kg in 2010 and India crossed the benchmark figure of 1,200 million kg last year.
A month has passed tea estate owners Mridul Bhattacharjee and his wife, were charred to death in the Konapathar tea estate in Assam’s Tinsukia district. CNN IBN travelled to ground zero for a special investigative report.