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Puttabong Tea estate, formerly known as Tukvar Tea Estate, is located in the northern most district of the Darjeeling hills, around 9 kilometers towards north-east of Darjeeling town. The tea garden stretches in an area of approx. 20-22 sq.km at an altitude between 600 to 2300 meters. Puttabong produces 1st flush black teas, 2nd flush black teas, autumn flush black teas and green teas. The garden was acquired by Jayshree Group in 1967. It has received ISO 9002:2008 certificate in Manufacturing, Plantation and Marketing.   Makaibari was the first tea factory in the world built by the pioneering Banerjee, the founding...

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The concept of organic farming in tea production has not yet been that widespread as other agricultural farming. However, in the last decade, the trend is getting popular in the tea industry, primarily driven by the consumer demand. When a tea is labeled "certified organic", it has met the conditions by at least one of the regulatory agencies with established guidelines for organic food production. Some planters, who have faced the problem of soil exhaustion, have realized that it is in their own interest to switch to organic production to restore the fertility of their land and to avoid the...

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Professional tea tasting session is a ritual to compare the different varieties or batches of tea to understand the “good” and “bad” points of that tea. The procedure and the rituals are mostly identical across the countries. Three things are typically evaluated in the process: the dry leaves, the infused leaves and the liquor of the tea after steeping. Typically, each column is represented by one variety/batch with the dry leaves being in the front, the liquor in the middle and the infused tea leaves at the back. Each cup has 2g of tea leaves with 100ml of water at...

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How water temperature affects the quality of the tea?

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Pruning is one of the critical maintenance procedures for the tea bushes in order to stimulate their growth and boost their strength.

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