(HS Code 0902)
Introduction: Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. After water,it is the most widely consumed drink in the world.
Cultivation: It is cultivated in tropical, sub-tropical and humid climate like Ilam district in altitudes above 1500 m with well distributed rainfall, temperatures 28 30 0 C, high humidity, rich humus soil and grows well in slightly acidic soil.
Tea Producers: No. Of Tea Estates: 116, No. Of Small Farmers:15234
Area of Cultivation: Over 28,522 Ha (Source: https://www.teacoffee.gov.np/teaproduction)
Estimated Production: Over 25,000 M.Tons (Source: https://www.teacoffee.gov.np/teaproduction)
Top Tea Exporters in the World (2019): China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Poland (Over 65% share). Nepal is 21 st largest producer of tea in the world at 25,000 M. Tons and 14 th in area, with 28,522 Ha.
Tea Varieties: Orthodox Tea, CTC Tea, Green Tea
Production Flow-chart: Plucking, Withering / wilting, Disruption, Oxidation, Fixation / kill-green, Sweltering / yellowing, Rolling / shaping, Drying: Aging curing,Sorting
Uses: Drinking, cleaning, gardening and health benefits:
(Researchers - a few cups a day will do its best to protect from heart disease, a stroke, cancer, Hypertension-Reducing Benefits, Immunity-Boosting Benefits, Leukemia-Fighting Benefits, Alzheimer’s-Fighting Benefits, AIDS-Fighting Benefits, etc.)
|Area Ha||Production MT||Yield MT/Ha|
|F.Y. 2073/74 (2016/17)||F.Y. 2074/75 (2017/18)||F.Y. 2075/76 (2018/19)|
|Quantity (Kg)||Value RS.'000||Quantity (Kg)||Value RS.'000|
World Import in 2019 - 5,745 Million USD
5 Year Average Growth - (-2.9 %)
Potential Markets for Nepal - United Kingdom, United States of America, China, Germany, Japan.