Minister for Heavy Industries, Mr. Mahendra Nath Pandey praised record-breaking tea exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and mentioned that the achievement is a testament to quality and innovation in the tea industry.
The tea exports to UAE along with UK and Poland by Andrew Yule and Company which is the only government-owned firm in the industry, established in 1863, experienced its highest-ever growth trajectory with tea exports up by a phenomenal 431% in one year.
The one-year period covers April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022, which marks the end of India’s fiscal year. The main markets for the tea produced by this Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), which has 15 tea gardens spread across two states in eastern India, are the UAE, the UK, and Poland. These gardens produce speciality teas like moon drop, silver needle and oolong along with orthodox cut, tear, curl (CTC) teas. It is a process in which tea leaves are passed through a series of cylindrical rollers with hundreds of sharp teeth that crush, tear, and curl them into small, hard pellets ready for the connoisseur’s cup.
A new venture, tea tourism has been started by Andrew Yule and Company with the establishment of its first tea resort at Darjeeling, which is the government-owned enterprise plans to promote in the Gulf.
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