The Indian tea is considered to be an epitome of taste, warmth, happiness and friendship. Being the largest producer of tea in the world India also consumes large amount of tea. “Chai” as tea beverage is known in India has become an essential part of daily life.
The range of teas in India consists of premium much in demand Darjeeling tea leaf from Darjeeling tea estates in West Bengal, the strong Assam tea leaf and brisk Nilgiri tea from Southern India. Each of the tea producing regions in India have their unique and distinct taste of which the tea drinkers know best. The varieties in India are the white tea leaf, black tea, green tea, and organic tea. Though consumption of the black tea leaf is wide spread, the green tea is also becoming popular for its taste and healthy properties.
My personal favorite is green tea. Green tea is tea made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates from China and has become associated with many cultures in Asia from Japan and South Korea to the Middle East.
India produces finest tea leaf in the World and the Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri tea are becoming very popular all over. Among the most expensive in the world Darjeeling tea leaf has a high flavor and quality. Assamese tea estates constitute the world’s largest tea growing area. Assam tea leaf produces top quality dark liquor with full bodied flavor and strength and is a favorite with the Indian tea drinkers who prefer a good strong cup of tea in their daily lives.Nilgiri hills are also known as the blue mountains range in Southern India. The tea gardens are at a height of 1,000 to 3,000 ft. Nilgiri teas are mild and with characteristic bright & brisk liquor and light clean flavors.
Bollywood is also quite inspired by the concept of Tea. We have songs made on the world “chai” which means Tea. Right now I can remember these songs only