Liquor Terms
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Liquor Terms

Aroma- The scent which reveals a tea’s innate character. Dry leaves, infused leaves and the tea liquor itself all have distinctive aromas peculiar to their region and even to their estates. Aromas are
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Infused Leaf Terms
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Infused Leaf Terms

Aroma- The scent which reveals a tea’s innate character. Dry leaves, infused leaves and the tea liquor itself all have distinctive aromas peculiar to their region and even to their estates. Aromas are
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Dry Leaf Terms
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Dry Leaf Terms

Among the connoisseurs and seasoned tea aficionados, tea has a wide and varied language. For the beginner, the enjoyment comes from developing your own language to describe the aroma, flavor and phys
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How To Judge Tea
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How To Judge Tea

What’s in your cup? We wanted to give some guidelines about judging the tea that you buy. These are just guidelines, not rules; a starting point for judging tea. We loosely translated these guideline
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Goodricke to gradually focus on branded teas
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Goodricke to gradually focus on branded teas

Goodricke Group Limited, a part of UK-based Camellia Plc, will gradually shift its focus on branded teas, a company official said today. "We will now gradually shift our focus to branded teas as thi
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Woes Aplenty for Darjeeling tea exporters
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Woes Aplenty for Darjeeling tea exporters

According to estimates, production between January and mid March declined by about 5.85 million kg compared to the cor­responding period last year. Darjeeling tea exporters are going through a rough
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Wizard : The continuous withering system
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Wizard : The continuous withering system

For the first time in Tea Processing, a Continuous Withering System has been introduced with great success by T & I GLOBAL LTD, INDIA. System consists of Continuous Chemical Withering (CCW) and Phys
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Arpita Agro: Ek cup chai ho jaye –  JOR laga ke
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Arpita Agro: Ek cup chai ho jaye – JOR laga ke

Joydeep Majumder Managing Director Arpita Agra Products (P) Ltd. Whether happy, stressed or catching up with friends, - tea seems to be a favourite drink of most people in India. India is one of the
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Harvard, IIT graduates are tea sellers, too
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Harvard, IIT graduates are tea sellers, too

Look for Fresh funding as tea seling gains scale online as well as offline Amuleek Singh Bijral had some of the best offers from the corporate world after graduating from Harvard Business School. But
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Dry spell casts gloom on Barak tea production
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Dry spell casts gloom on Barak tea production

Adverse weather conditions across Barak Valley have affected tea production, according to a press-release of India Tea Association here. The tea production for the second year in succession is under s
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CTC dust tea sees demand at kochi sale
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CTC dust tea sees demand at kochi sale

Dry weather continues to affect arrivals of tea at the Kochi auctions. CTC dust witnessed a good demand and 90 per cent on offer got sold last week. At sale no. 8, the quantity on offer was 9,66,000
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The Shillong Times: State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance totaling Rs 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East
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The Shillong Times: State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance totaling Rs 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East

State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance totaling Rs 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East soon, a senior official of the public sector bank said today. Finance will be
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Center should step up to ease problems of tea workers
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Center should step up to ease problems of tea workers

After settlement of tea workers' wages and assurance for implementing Minimum Wages Act in tea plantation the north Bengal development minister Mr Gautam Deb today said the Central government should c
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Bengal tea workers wages hiked
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Bengal tea workers wages hiked

When uncertainty prevails over negotiations for determining wages of the tea garden workers of the State, the planters’ associations and workers’ unions of West Bengal have signed a wage agreement det
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SBI to finance small tea growers in NE
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SBI to finance small tea growers in NE

State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance totalling Rs. 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East region soon, a senior official of the public sector bank said today. Fina...
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Tea Unions, Planters lnk 3-yr tea wage pact
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Tea Unions, Planters lnk 3-yr tea wage pact

PLANTERS AGREE TO ENHANCE EXTRA LEAF PRICE FOR WORKERS It took trade unions, planters, and the state government seven tripartite meetings to finally hammer out a three-year agreement on tea workers'
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Tea Prices gain at Coonoor auction
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Tea Prices gain at Coonoor auction

At least 88 percent of teas on offer got sold at the first auctions of the Coonoor Tea Trade Association last week. Some 13.72 lakh Kg were on offer and average prices were up Rs 3 a Kg. Darmona Te...
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Tea Board rolls out plant protection code
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Tea Board rolls out plant protection code

The Tea Board has begun implementing the plant protection code from January 1 to bring down usage of harmful pesticides and insecticides in plants. But small tea growers are worried a lot as they are
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First bite tea of life
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First bite tea of life

Mad for chai? We show you how to get more out of your cuppa. Turn Over A New Leaf Happily tea addicts in India have never had it so good with so many fab varieties flooding the market. Our vote
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On test Masala Teas
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On test Masala Teas

A spicy Masala chai turns on the heat like no other we put six brands through our sip test Words AMIT PAMNANI Photographs Tinkesh Achhipalia Organic India Rs 85/50G This tea doesn’t come in tea b
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National drink status sought for indian tea
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National drink status sought for indian tea

The tact that coffee is increasingly becoming the flavor of choice is not being taken well by tea aficionados. Famous Mumbai-based ad man Prahlad Kakkar expressed this view freely at a recent event to
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Assam has potential to produce purple tea
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Assam has potential to produce purple tea

Assam can emerge as the only place in the world after Kenya to become a producer of health-rich purple tea, a senior scientist and tea expert in the Tocklai Tea Research Institute has said Currently,
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The cup that cheers may cure too
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The cup that cheers may cure too

India-born Prof Kattesh Katti's research shows green tea, gold can treat prostate cancer Green tea and gold can help treat prostate cancer. Sounds incredible? Meet Professor Kattesh Katti, whose res
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Tata Global Beverages
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Tata Global Beverages

Business & Background - Tata Global Beverages is a major tea and coffee producer in the country. Prospects – Bloomberg’s current analyst coverage had eight buy, two hold and six sell recommendati
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Tea industry fears hurdles to PPC implementition
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Tea industry fears hurdles to PPC implementition

The Plant Protection Code (PPC) is a comprehensive document, developed by the Tea Board, which lays down the manner in which chemicals are to be used safely in tea cultivation. Sensing several chall
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CITU plans intense agitation on ration-logjam
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CITU plans intense agitation on ration-logjam

More and more tea unions are hitting the streets in protest against the decision of the estate managements and companies to discontinue ration–system in the gardens extended to the hard working labour...
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How tea was started in India
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How tea was started in India

The Singpho chieftain Raja Bisa Bom met a trader Robert Bruce in 1823 at Sadiya a small trading town in Upper Assam. He mentioned in passing about the tea trees that grew wild in Bisa villages. Robert...
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Organic Tea
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Organic Tea

Organic Tea: As the name denotes- these teas have been grown naturally without the use of any chemical pesticides or weedicides. Vermiculture helps in aerating the soil and thus helping in increasing
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CTC teas
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CTC teas

CTC teas: Originally only orthodox tea was manufactured. CTC came into being as late as 1960s, vis-à-vis Orthodox, which has been around since 1839! CTC is an acronym of the initial process "Cut-Tear-
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Orthodox tea
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Orthodox tea

For Orthodox manufacture, the leaves have withered to the right moisture content- they are “fed” into rolling tables which comprises of a big cylinder atop a big cast iron table where the top surface ...
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Launch of our Bottled Green Tea
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Launch of our Bottled Green Tea

Tea is important and most adored beverage in India. The special feature of the bottled green tea is that its launching was done by Dr. A.P.J. Kalam at World Tea Science Congress, Tocklai.
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