India has always been a major market in tea production. Several states have greatly contributed to the country’s tea production and raising its economy. To share a fact, the domestic market consumes about 973 million kg of tea on an average. The total tea production as of 2017-2018 records was 1325.05 million kg by 566.66 thousand hectares of land scattered in various states.
In this article, we shall cover the top 10 tea producing states in India. If you have any other state to mention or any specific information related to tea production in India, feel free to share your comments post the article.
Top 10 Tea Producing States in India [States with Highest Tea Production]
Assam is the top producer of tea in India. The state uses 307.08 thousand hectares of land to produce 652.95 million kg of tea on an average. It is no wonder that tea from Assam tastes the best!
2. West Bengal:
West Bengal is on the second position in the list of top states in India based on tea production. The area under tea production is about 140.44 thousand hectares and the tea produced is 329.70 million kgs.
3. Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu’s tea and coffee are also on the top demand by local consumers. The state has its land scattered over 69.62 thousand hectares for tea production in India. The total contribution by the state was 161.46 million kgs.
Kerala is on the forth position in the list of top states in India based on tea production. The state has utilized 35.01 thousand hectares of land in the production of 56.63 million kgs of tea.
Karnataka is on the fifth position and the tea produced here is loved by several people from different states. The state utilizes 2.22 thousand hectares of land in tea production. On an average, the tea production counts to 6.46 million kgs.
Tripura is on the sixth position in tea production. From the pilot projects till date, the state has made a remarkable name in the leading tea producers of India. We have 6 more states to mention leading in tea production of India.
7. Arunachal Pradesh:
The state government has been taking all the respective measures to promote its tea growth and make the state reach up a level. Due to its high quality tea leaves, the state has reached the seventh position.
8. Himachal Pradesh:
Black tea and green tea are the two more prominent types of tea of Himachal Pradesh. Major tea production takes place in the Kangra Valley. The valley is also recognized as the ‘Valley of Gods’ for its unique flavors of tea.
Sikkim has the largest tea gardens in India and thus, the tea has to be one of the best! The climate and slopes of hills are ideal for team production. Tea produced in Sikkim is highly in demand by the overseas market too. Thus, the state is on the ninth position in among-st the 10 largest tea producing states of India.
Nagaland is a beautiful destination not only for tourism but, for tea gardens too. You simply cannot resist the tea aroma when you land at these gardens. It is no wonder the state is in the 10 largest tea producing states of India.
Article last re-published on December 15, 2020.