Today, India is the 2nd largest producer of tea in the world. The first known mention of tea in India’s history is as early as 750-500BC in the epic poem Ramayana. However, commercial production didn’t start until the 1800s by the British. There are several distinct growing regions in India, but one of the most prized is Darjeeling. This hilly region produces teas with a very distinct muscatel character.
Another common tea that is synonymous with India is Masala Chai – a spiced tea.Did you know that “chai” is the word for tea in India? So when you are asking for a “chai tea” you’re actually saying “tea tea”.
Visit the Tea Board India for more information.
TEA IN INDIA