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Kangra Tea Factory, Himachal







     State : Himachal Pradesh

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Kangra Tea Factory, Himachal


In 1849 Dr. Jameson researches on the valley of Kangra in HP and found it suitable for tea cultivation. He brought chinese tea plants from the nurseries at Almora and Dehradun and planted them in Government gardens at Kangra, Nagrota and Bhawarna. Despite having suffered Kangra Valley - An areal view a good deal during transit the plants performed excellent in growth. This encouraged the government to go ahead for the establishment of tea industry in the valley.

In Himachal Pradesh tea is grown in the Mandi and the Kangra districts over 2063 hectare area. Kangra renowned ads "the valley of gods" is famous for its distinct flavoured tea. Below the towering and exquisitely beautiful snow clad Dhauladhar Mountain, tea has been grown on the gentle slopes of the outer Himalayas since 1949.Tea in Himachal Pradesh is grown at an elevation ranging from 3500- 5500 meters above mean sea level, having a temperature range of 13- 35 degree Celsius during march through October, the cropping season, and yearly precipitation around 250 - 230 cms of well distributed rains.Both black and green teas are manufactured in the kangra valley. Earlier black teas were manufactured by the Britishers only while the green tea by the native proprietors because the green tea manufacturing required very less machinery and also the market for green tea trade was available at Amritsar.