Indian Tea is considered as one of the finest tea available to the worldwide consumers. The aroma and the blend is unmatched and the flavor and color is simply aspiring. Indian tea companies have come a great way from the day of its inception. Earliest tea estates were run and governed by British aristocrats and Indian Zamindaars, but since independence the tea estate market has taken a major leap towards industrialization.
Assam and Darjeeling are the best tea producing areas in India. The area and its climatic condition are best suited for production of quality tea. Tea needs slightly overcast conditions along with little drizzle of rain.
One more important aspect for creating fine quality tea which is most often overlooked is the women workers who are employed to pluck fresh and grown tea leaves. The tea leaves which are expected to provide perfect blend and aroma has to be nurtured and picked with extensive care and precaution. The plucking process should be clean and effective in the manner that only the finest and mature leaves are plucked giving an opportunity to other leaves to grow properly.
The art of plucking tea leaves is very neatly executed by Indian women, they work very fast and their hands acts as a cushion. The freshly plucked tea leaves are then transferred to the nearest tea factory where the leaves area first dried and then kept in heat incubators to get the desired color of the tea grains.
Different tea has different textures and hence it requires different timelines starting from the time of plucking to drying. In the earlier days men used to do this work of plucking tea leaves from the field, but it was later discovered that plucking tea leaves is an art that require soft hands, at that time women were employed to do this important work and get the desired results.
Women have since then been the major player in this tea plucking business. This is the fact that feminine nature is smooth and sturdy and this is also true that nature has never been the question of debate ever since the tea industry has breathed its first fragrance, as it has always supported the growth of tea plants.
It would not be too exaggerating to say that tea industry is majorly controlled by woman power, starting from selecting the best seeds to plucking the tea leaves; everything is included in the work profile of women who are engaged with tea companies.
The importance of women can be evident from the fact that most of the top employees in major Indian tea companies are females. In fact it will be correct to say that tea industry is solely dependent on its woman workforce, who works day and night in the development of this industry and thus producing best tea.
So, next time when you pick up a cup of tea and find the aroma simply mesmerizing then you would know whom to thank.
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