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Tea, the Beverage of the World

Tea has been a significant beverage since time immemorial, the history of tea spreads over several cultures across the globe. Research suggests that as a beverage of choice has been around since 3rd century AD. Tea originated in Southwest China, but today India is one of the largest producers and consumers of Tea in the world.

The major tea-producing states in India are Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Bihar, Orissa. Every tea has its own distinctive taste, Indians call it the taste of the soil, we call it a great variety of tea.

British were the one who wanted to cultivate tea in India, the tropical Indian weather remarkably supports healthy growth of a lot of crops, so Britishers cultivated and consumed tea in enormous quantities between the early 1800s and India's independence from Great Britain in 1947.

It is believed that in 1780. Robert Kyd experimented with tea cultivation in India with

seeds from a consignment from China. A few decades later, Robert Bruce discovered tea plants growing wild in the Upper Brahmaputra Valley. In May 1823. the first Indian tea from Assam was sent to England for public sale.

The native plants bloomed well, while the Chinese seedlings struggled to survive in the intense Assam heat and it was eventually decided to make subsequent plantings with seedlings from the native tea bush. The first twelve chests of manufactured tea were made from indigenous Assam leaf that was later shipped to London in 1838 and were sold at the London auctions.

Apart from Tea what really has been a humongous part of Indian history is Ayurveda. Ayurveda has resulted in a long-standing tradition of herbs and it’s Ayurveda that talks about the health benefits of herbal teas, especially when you are feeling a bit under the weather on a cold day. Ayurveda not only emphasizes on Indian herbs, but also herbs from different parts of the World and Trankebar also believes in power of herbs from around the world.

Trankebar brings to you the authentic Assam Tea with a twist of Nordic herbs. Trankebar Tea is strong, flavorful, and soothing. It certainly a pick-me up beverage in the middle of the day. Try Trankebar today and get the goodness of Indian tea along with Nordic herbs.

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