There are 4 main types of INDIAN TEA:
DARJEELING, ASSAM, NILGIRI, and SIKKIM Tea.
ASSAM - is the world's largest tea-growing region. The state of Assam borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar. This part of India has very high rainfall. Daytime temperatures rise to around 40°C. As a result, extreme humidity and high temperatures create ideal conditions for growing tea. Thanks to the tropical climate Assam tea has its famous strong aroma. Tea in Assam mainly grows in the lowlands, in the Brahmaputra river valley, characterized by clay soil rich in nutrients. Assam covers an area of 78,523 square kilometers and is divided into 22 districts. Today, more than 60% of all tea produced in India is grown in Assam.
Tea production in Assam started in 1820Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica is less demanding in care, and the processed tea leaves have a stronger taste, and contain more caffeine and tannins. Due to the shade of the leaves and the dark infusion, the Europeans called the tea black.
DARJEELING - is located in the northeast of India, among the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal. First cultivated in the 1800s, Darjeeling tea is one of the highest-quality teas in the world famous for its unique flavour. Perfect climate, rich soil, high altitude, and careful original processing give this tea an unforgettable aroma and taste. Darjeeling has about 165 tea plantations and 87 registered tea gardens.
NILGIRI - is located in the south of the country. This is one of the oldest and at the same time the most beautiful tea plantations in India. The name "Nilgiri" is translated as 'Blue Mountains'. Grown here in 1840, this tea is famous all around the world and has the same significance for the Indian tea industry as Darjeeling and Assam. Surrounded by mountains and diverse vegetation, good rainfall, and rich soil this tea is one of the highest-quality teas in the world. Perfect climatic conditions, as well as year-round growth of tea bushes, give Nilgiri tea second place in total tea harvesting and production in India after Assam.