It was back in 1926 that Late Jadav Prasad Chaliha,freedom-fighter and a pioneer tea-planter of Assam, undertook the daunting task of clearing a densely forested grant of land locally known as “Korangani”, due to the abundance of the “Koranga” tree and refilling the plot with tea plants. Battling the hardships of a severe environment and colonial harassments, his determination bore fruit and the young plantation began to flourish.
Between 1953 and 1970, the reins of administration of the plantations, which by then included the neighbouring Azizbagh Tea Estate, fell on the hands of his wife, late Debabala Chaliha, whose single handed toil and devotion established Korangani Tea Estate as a producer of high quality teas at the Tea – Auction Centre at Calcutta.
Two generations later, Korangani Tea Estate produces over one million kilograms of tea annually, while continuing to uphold the values of quality and consistency.
Under the management of Korangani Tea Co. Pvt. Ltd., Korangani Tea was introduced in packaged form in 1994 with its maiden venture at Maharashtra. In 1997, its products were launched in North-East India through its distribution unit, DKD Marketing- where it is now a market leader. Korangani Tea is now available in most parts of eastern India in modern retail stores like Big Bazaar. It will soon be available in Western and Northern India.
Blending, tasting and packaging operations are carried out under the personal supervision of the management at Korangani Tea Estate and at the registered-office of the company at Guwahati, Assam.
With a home-grown and garden-fresh source of teas throughout the season, all products of Korangani Tea assure the consumer of a consistently high quality around the year at market-friendly prices.