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Tea Production & Packing

The Tea Plant

Tea is an evergreen plant of the Camellia genus. Its scientific name is "Camellia Sinensis) and it originated in China, Tibet and Northern India. The tea plant has thick leaves, dark green in color, and a strong thick stem. The tea flowers bloom in white or pink and have a delicate fragrance. There are about 200 different species of the tea plant around the world.

Growing Conditions for Tea

The tea plant needs a hot, moist climate. It grows in temperatures ranging from 10 -30 degrees Centigrade, in areas with an average yearly rainfall of 2,000 mm. and at a ground level of between 600-2000 meters above sea level. A carefully chosen source plant can be used for creating new tea seedlings. The soft seedlings develop in a nursery for ten months, which protects them from difficult weather conditions. After they have strengthened, the tea plants continue to develop in open fields that are sheltered by the shade of wide trees.

Tea Picking

Tea picking is still conducted in the traditional manner: the tea leaves are handpicked and gathered into wide baskets on the backs of the tea pickers. The hand picking ensures that only the best leaves of the tea plant are collected and used for producing the tea. In Asian countries, the tea picking season starts with the beginning of spring and continues from May until August. In Africa, the tea picking continues all year long. The first tea crops of every year are called "new tea" and it is rich in flavor and aroma. Only the plant's bud and two young leaves are used for processing the tea. The tea flowers are also picked, dried and added to the blend to supplement the aroma.

Tea Production

A common myth about tea is the belief that different types of tea - Black tea, white tea, green tea - are produced from different tea plants. In fact, all types of tea are produced from the same plant and the differences between them result from the different processing procedures while producing the tea. The picked tea leaves are made up of 80% liquid while the tea sold to the consumers has less than 10% liquids. A crucial phase in the production processes of every type of tea is the stage in which the leaves are dried. This stage is necessary for reducing the moisture of the leaves and thereby strengthening and preserving the tea leaf.

Tea Packaging

We hold expertise in meeting the complete process demands of Tea Packaging. Our group of workmen keep pace with machines and work through lines of de-lidded chests pouring teas into hopper leading to tea cleaning system. Further, they also ensure that teas emerging from treatment it is purged of foreign particles and is ready for the packaging process. We can offer packaging in polypouch, chestlet, soft pack, carton, and special gift pack and other packaging options as demanded by the customers. Further, the goods may be palletized/unpalletized, and stretch wrapped if required.

We offer services for Tea Packet Manufacturing. Here our production technicians help in maintaining close monitoring of the operations and processes. Consistently maintaining a controlled environment, we ensure similar quality is delivered batch after batch. Some of the popular packaging we can handle includes :

Tea Bags

- String and Tag Bags (with or without envelope): Weights of 1.5 to 2.5 gms.

- Pot or Float Bags (with 4 sides heat sealed): Weights of 1.8 to 3.5 gms.

- Jumbo Bags (with 4 sides heat sealed) Weights of 10 to 20 gms.

Tea Bulk

We also hold expertise in packaging tea in cartons, trays, chestlets. Further, while packing, we make use of inner liners like aluminum foil, poly or paper that are made available as required by the clients. Further, in addition to over-wrapping of primary pack, we can also offer secondary packaging options that include shrink wrapping, palletization as well as stretch wrapping handling.