Recently, the European Commission gave Kangra tea from Himachal Pradesh an GI label.
Regarding Kangra tea:
- In 1849, Dr. Jameson, who was in charge of the Botanical Tea Gardens at the time, said that the area was perfect for growing tea.
- Kangra green and black tea is especially rare because it comes from one of the smallest places in India where tea is grown.
- The green tea smells delicately of wood, while the black tea has a sweet, lingering flavour.
- To maximize its potential, it is hand-plucked and processed using conventional techniques.
- Through Peshawar, it is transported to Kabul and Central Asia.
- A recognized geographic indication is Kangra tea (GI).
Features of tea:
- The first flush of Kangra tea is prized for its quality, unique smell, and hint of fruity taste.
a little tamer in taste than Darjeeling tea.
- It has more substance and alcohol.
- Elevation: Tea is cultivated between 900 and 1400 meters above sea level.
- Rainfall per year: 270 to 350 centimeters