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Assam is world famous for its quality of tea as well as the natural beauty of the tea plantation area. Enormously found mountain region, its greenery and pleasant climate make this location popular not only for its tea, but also for being a popular spot for enjoying eco- vacations. Assam, the home to origin of Indian Tea, some 165 years ago, is also one of the most famous Tea production spots in the world. The both sides of famous river, Brahmaputra, constitute the world's largest Tea growing area. Full bodied and malty flavored Assam Tea offers bright liquor that is enjoyed by all Tea drinkers.

assam tea gardens Assam is the world's largest tea growing region, producing more then 400million of kgs of tea annually. Beautiful tea estates of Assam cover about 2,16, 200 hectares of land. Assam today comprises of more than 100 tea estates. Cropping season normally begins from March and lasts by mid December. The first plucking starts in March and continuous for around two months. The second plucking season starts from June. Nowhere in the world the tea grows in such a large quantity as in Assam. Some of the major tea estates in Assam are Ambika, Gogaidubi, Jamirah, Amguri, Wiliamson Tea Estates, tea estates of Tata Group of Companies, Talap and many more.

History of Assam Tea : Tea drinking first originated in China. The credit of discovery of Assam tea plant goes to Robert Bruce, who noticed the plant growing wild in the hills near Rangpur in 1823 during his trading mission. The leaves of these plants were sent to the botanical gardens, which were later on classified as to be of the same species as the china tea plant. It was in 1839, when the first company for growing and making tea was set up in India, Assam tea was set up.

In the 1862, Assam Tea industry comprised of 160 gardens, which were owned by the five public companies and 57 private companies. Later on the government appointed the special commission to enquire about all the aspects of the company. From than the company start growing and now it one of the major company's generating huge amount of revenue.

Tourists Activities :

Nature Walk : Take a nature walk to the lush and verdant tea gardens. Witness the workers plucking the tea leaves and working hard in the fields. You can converse with them and have a cup of hot and spicy black tea with them. Apart from that you can simply relax in the calm and peaceful environment.

Assam Tea Festival :
If you make a visit to the Assam in the month of November, you can be part of Assam Tea festival. It is organized by the Assam tourism and is the completely unique experience which should not be missed. It gives you the opportunity to make a visit to the magnificent tea gardens, enjoy the exciting river cruises. Tourists can make a visit to the Guwahati Tea Auction Center in Guwahati, which is the largest in India.

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