The tea plant by nature is a small tree or shrub. However, when it is cultivated, the plant is trained to form a low spreading bush so that maximum vegetative growth (shoots) can be harvested at a convenient height. The objectives of training or bringing up of young tea are:
i) To develop a low spreading frame for quick ground coverage
ii) To form a plucking table at convenient height for plucking
iii) To develop a sturdy bush frame (permanent frame) during these formative years for sustained luxuriant growth in future years and
iv)To harvest maximum crop even in the early years to recover in the shortest possible time the capital invested in planting.