With our first blog post by reflecting on the origins of authentic indian chai how did this delicious drink begin who had the idea to bring. History of tea: britain great britain was the last of the three great sea-faring nations to break into the chinese and east indian trade routes the first samples of. After the british left india in 1947, the ownership of the tea gardens was transferred to indian entrepreneurs in the 1960s, west bengal experienced a political. Chai (pronounced as a single syllable and rhymes with 'pie') is the word for tea in many parts of the world it is a centuries-old beverage which has played an. What is chai, you ask chai tea has a rich history dating back 5000 years, and is made with black tea from the assam region of india.
Soon many companies opened up tea plantations in assam in 1881, the indian tea association (ita) was formed in calcutta with the objective of overall. The credit for creating india's vast tea empire goes to the british, who discovered tea in india and cultivated and consumed it in enormous quantities between the. What this tour is about: it's been a long journey for tea in india from being resource person who will explain the interesting story of tea and its history in india. Indian history attributes the discovery of tea to prince bodhi-dharma, an indian saint who founded the zen school of buddhism in the year 520, he left india to.
Tea, smuggled into darjeeling by a scotsman, has come to define evenings in india's city of joy. While history of the indian tea industry begins with the east india company, there's another strand to the story - of a native tea plant. Tea, most loved beverage found in china india started tea plantation 175 years ago and is now largest tea producers of indian teas like assam and darjeeling. Learn about the history of tea in india - incl origin of tea, how tea cultivation india is the world's largest consumer of tea in the world – and the second largest . Although china and india are the two largest tea-producing countries, the domestication origin and breeding history of the tea plant in these.
As with many facets of indian life, the practice of drinking tea is now inextricable from the history of british colonialism in the late 1800s, the. These books, about the history of tea, read like a james bond novel by the middle of the nineteenth century, the british east india company faced the loss of . Teas from the three main growing regions of india, nilgiri, the history of tea in india likely dates back thousands of years, as it does for its. Prev back to main next history the origins of indian tea august 03, 2000 by jane pettigrew long before the commercial production of tea started in.
Chai the word itself is set to soothe millions of you who thrive on this all-season beverage add to it some aromatic spices and you are sorted. Just one sip of that spicy-sweet tea takes me straight to india and yet, history shows it is anything but a traditional indian drink masala chai was. It was first discovered 5000 years ago in china, hence sinensis, but in reality, is indigenous to both china and india tea varies in characteristics and flavor.
Commercial production of tea began after the conquest of large areas by the british east india company, at which point large tracts of land were converted for . In india, chai is more than just a cup of tea to start the day on international tea day, here is the interesting history of chai in india. The documented evidence according to the history of tea drinking in india dates back to 750 bc tea in india is generally grown in the north eastern regions and .
This section is an overview of the history of tea in europe and especially in the capitalising on this, the east india company began to import tea into britain,. History of indian tea brewing and cultivation of tea in india has a long history of applications in consumption and traditional method of medicine practicing of. This authentic blend infuses rich and hearty black tea with lively spices like ginger, cloves and cardamom and a touch of smooth vanilla.