Buyer-Seller Meeting at Mocarbarity Estate in Dibrugarh
DIBRUGARH: The Indian Tea Association (TAI) and the Indian Tea Forum, Gujarat, held a buyer-seller meeting on Saturday at the Mocarbarity Estate in Dibrugarh.
While TAI is an association of tea producers based in Assam, West Bengal and Sikkim, the Tea Forum in India is a leading association of packers based in Gujarat. The delegation of the Indian Tea Forum, led by Nidesh Shah, consisted of 30 packers, mostly young entrepreneurs.
Ajay Jalan, President of TAI, said the purpose of the conference was to exchange ideas for strengthening the tea industry. The convention was a knowledge trip about Assam tea for young entrepreneurs of the delegation who visited Assam for the first time. The president of the association hosted the event in his mocarbarity estate, Dibrugarh, with the participation of tea producers from Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.
Mocarbari management made a site visit for the delegation. During the field visit, the delegation was informed of the challenges faced in making high quality tea, including cloning of various tea bushes, plucking methods, and practices for maintaining and maintaining tea plantations. Following the site visit, we visited the tea factory of the Orthodox Church of Mocarbari. The Buyers delegation, which primarily deals with CTC tea, has shown great interest in orthodox tea and its manufacturing process. Many have been enthusiastic about raising awareness about the orthodox teas they drink in India, which are mainly exported to other parts of the world.
The delegation visited the Mocarbari CTC factory and showed a keen interest in producing CTC tea. Following the site visit, a tea tasting event was held with samples from various producers. The buyer expressed his opinion to the producer about the quality parameters when considering the purchase of tea. The end of the session was an exchange of views on how to further strengthen the tea industry. Buyers and sellers shared the common view that tea consumption needs to be improved due to low tea consumption in India. One way to improve tea consumption is a general promotion that emphasizes the health benefits of tea. The delegation of buyers asked many questions about the operation and management of the tea plantations and was in awe of knowing the size of the operation for drinking tea.
The delegation thanked the Indian Tea Association and Mocality Estate for the enlightening event and felt that more such buyer-seller meetings were needed in the future to strengthen the tea industry. The delegation thanked the Indian Tea Association and Mocality Estate for the enlightening event and felt that more such buyer-seller meetings were needed in the future to strengthen the tea industry.