Tea World

Lesson 7

Discovery of Assam Tea Plant

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Discovery of Assam Tea Plant

With a history spanning 5,000 years of cultivation, tea has come to occupy an important place among plantation crops of the world. Today some 62 countries grow tea. Although tea was cultivated in China from the ancient past and had monopoly in tea trade, the entire scenario of tea industry in the world had changed after introduction of tea in India, and most importantly after the discovery of Assam tea plant.

In this lesson, you will hear the fascinating story of discovery of Assam tea plant, Camellia assamica which is now dominating the tea plantations in many major tea growing countries in the world. Further, you will learn how the Assam tea industry took its footing and grew.

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