The Tea Trail: Exploring India's Rich Tea Culture


Tea has deep roots in Eastern and northern India, where it has been cultivated and enjoyed for generations.

The British introduced the tea culture to India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1836 and 1867, respectively.

After China, India is the country that produces the most tea worldwide, including the well-known varieties Assam and Darjeeling. Assam's "State Drink" is tea.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, had plans to declare tea to be the "National Drink" of India in 2013.

As per a December 2011 report by ASSOCHAM, India's tea consumption constitutes nearly 30% of the world's production, establishing the country as the largest consumer worldwide. 

The practice of indulging in tea rituals serves as a key attractor for tourists seeking unique experiences.

 In India, this hot drink is a common source of amusement, a means of subsistence, a cool beverage, a justification for conversations.

Due to its continued relevance, tea is still the most consumed beverage in the area. Tea is hence known as "Chai '' in India.

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