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  • Bad weather, low output and high prices may spoil 2021 prospects for Indian tea industry Jun 12, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Bad weather, low output and high prices may spoil 2021 prospects for Indian tea industry

    Indian tea industry is staring at another bleak year in 2021 with inclement weather and high prices threatening to push down both production and exports of the beverage.

  • mjunction targets 25% top line growth in FY22; conducts 27,000 e-auctions in FY21 Apr 10, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    mjunction targets 25% top line growth in FY22; conducts 27,000 e-auctions in FY21

    Our helpdesk and toll-free helpdesks were made operational within three days after the lockdown was declared. Being an e-commerce service provider, our customer-facing processes are 100% digital and already available on the Internet.

  • Chai-Pe-Charcha | Tea is the flavour of the month across 4 poll-bound states Mar 25, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Chai-Pe-Charcha | Tea is the flavour of the month across 4 poll-bound states

    Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are India’s largest tea producers. Planters say the industry’s survival is under threat, which has a direct impact on the large section of the population in these states.

  • COVID-19 impact | Average cost of tea at auction centres registers 48% rise till November 2020 Dec 30, 2020 05:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Average cost of tea at auction centres registers 48% rise till November 2020

    The increase of Rs 69.97 a kg on tea (Y-o-Y) at auction centres has been due to the belief of people who consider tea could boost immunity particularly in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • COVID-19 impact | Retailers say demand for Darjeeling tea has plunged 80-90% YoY: Report Oct 21, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Retailers say demand for Darjeeling tea has plunged 80-90% YoY: Report

    As tea lounges and cafes have been shut across the country, there has been a negative impact on the consumption of Darjeeling tea. Meanwhile, productionhas also taken a hit, with output falling 20-25 percent.

  • Meet the family from Kolkata that's been making the world's finest teas Sep 26, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Meet the family from Kolkata that's been making the world's finest teas

    Along the way, the group has grown from being a tea-producer to becoming a world leader in hand-woven carpets, and, more recently, the maker of fine wooden furniture.

  • COVID-19 impact | Assam tea growers happy since price of tea leaves soar Aug 31, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Assam tea growers happy since price of tea leaves soar

    Guwahati Tea Auction is expecting a boom. Small tea growers are also elated due to the fact that this is the highest price that tea has fetched in Assam

  • Coronavirus lockdown cuts India's April tea output by 54% YoY Jul 06, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown cuts India's April tea output by 54% YoY

    For Assam alone, output in April plunged 76 percent from a year ago to 10.99 million kg, the board said.

  • Tea production expected to improve from June onwards: Official May 12, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    Tea production expected to improve from June onwards: Official

    Production in the first flush season was hit in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Tea Board Deputy Chairman Arun Kumar Ray said.

  • Assam working on strategies to revive sectors hit by COVID-19 lockdown: Report May 05, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    Assam working on strategies to revive sectors hit by COVID-19 lockdown: Report

    The reports were taken up in April and relevant data was shared through IT-enabled platforms after Dipok Kumar Barthakur, VC of SITA – Assam initiated urgent action.

  • Coronavirus brews trouble for tea, disrupts supply as demand spikes Apr 29, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus brews trouble for tea, disrupts supply as demand spikes

    Five countries - China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam - account for 82% of global tea exports, but strict restrictions on movement to contain the coronavirus pandemic have already disrupted the key leaf-picking season, delayed some shipments by about a month and triggered a spike in prices.

  • Assam govt sops to tea sector to boost exports: ITA Mar 07, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Assam govt sops to tea sector to boost exports: ITA

    The apex body of the tea industry in the country said the subsidy on machinery purchase to manufacturing units for producing orthodox tea will motivate them to produce such variety.

  • Tea exports dip by 3% in 2019 Feb 06, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    Tea exports dip by 3% in 2019

    Value realization during the last calendar year, however, stood at Rs 5,610.65 crore, around Rs 275 crore more than what it was in 2018.

  • Small tea growers' produced 685.08 mn kg in 2019 Feb 03, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Small tea growers' produced 685.08 mn kg in 2019

    For the organised big growers, the production volumes in 2018 and 2019 were 692.26 million kg and 704.62 million kg respectively, according to Tea Board data.

  • Tea exports fall in first 11 months of 2019 Jan 03, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Tea exports fall in first 11 months of 2019

    Tea Board deputy chairman Arun Kumar Ray told PTI "exports have seen a marginal decline in the first 11 months of 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018. But value realisation has been higher in 2019".

  • India's July tea output jumps 8.3% Aug 27, 2019 04:02 PM IST

    India's July tea output jumps 8.3%

    Assam produced 97.02 million kg of tea in July, a jump from last year's 93.71 million kg.

  • Tea exports fall during January-February 2019 Apr 05, 2019 04:17 PM IST

    Tea exports fall during January-February 2019

    Exports to CIS countries during the first two month period of 2019 fell to 9.20 million kilograms from 11.36 million kilograms in same period of 2018.

  • Tea exports fall in January this year Mar 07, 2019 01:44 PM IST

    Tea exports fall in January this year

    Exports to UAE during January 2019 fell sharply to 1.51 million kilograms from 3.19 million kilograms in January 2018, the data said.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the commodity market Mar 06, 2019 03:31 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the commodity market

    Here's a roundup of key happenings in the commodities market.

  • Tea production falls across India in January Mar 05, 2019 01:16 PM IST

    Tea production falls across India in January

    There was practically no production in north India in January, due to a ban imposed on plucking, it said.

  • India's tea output dips on erratic weather, exports drop: Board Feb 05, 2019 05:57 PM IST

    India's tea output dips on erratic weather, exports drop: Board

    The south Asian country's exports eased to 249.11 million kg from 251.89 million kg a year ago, the board said in a statement.

  • Tea export to Pakistan on the rise: Tea Board data Jan 09, 2019 01:37 PM IST

    Tea export to Pakistan on the rise: Tea Board data

    The tea exports to Pakistan during the first 10 months of 2018 rose 22 percent to 13.07 million kg as compared to 10.65 million kg in the corresponding period of 2017, according to Tea Board data.

  • India makes big push to expand tea export to China Oct 25, 2018 01:55 PM IST

    India makes big push to expand tea export to China

    The Indian Embassy here in association with the Tea Board of India and China Tea Marketing Association held the Indian tea promotion event here from October 23-25.

  • India's July tea output drops 6.7% on lower rains: Board Sep 04, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    India's July tea output drops 6.7% on lower rains: Board

    The country's tea output in the first seven months of 2018 fell 5 percent from a year ago to 583.84 million kg, it said.

  • Start, Up and Away:  A tea-time conversation with Chai Point’s Amuleek Bijral Aug 30, 2018 08:12 PM IST

    Start, Up and Away: A tea-time conversation with Chai Point’s Amuleek Bijral

    Moneycontrol’s Anchal Pathak catches up with the chai-preneur about life, tea-time snacks and the reason why India is crazy about chai

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