Introduction: Assam is the largest tea-growing state in the world and is known for its highly distinctive, rich, strong, dark and refreshing quality teas. Located in Northeastern India, Assam is also the only place in the world, other than the Yunnan province in China, that boasts an indigenous variety of the tea plant - Camellia Assamica. Camellia is an evergreen plant which has two distinct varieties: the small leaf variety, popularly known as Camellia Sinensis, thrives in the cool, high mountain regions of central China and Japan, and the broad leaf variety, known as Camellia Assamica, grows best in the moist, tropical climates found in Assam in India and in the Yunnan provinces of China. The term Camellia is supposedly given in honor of a Moravian Jesuit, Came , Latin: Camellus , who wrote a seventeenth century treatise on Asian plants. This article is about the Camellia Assamica variety as the original tea plant over Camellia Sinensis and about the romance of modern tea industry that started in Assam.
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The gentleman introduced himself to me as a manager in Cipla, and both of us being professionally qualified and experienced in management, had our conversation mainly on industrial developments in Maharashtra and Assam. The gentleman expressed some of his very pleasant experiences out of his few visits to Assam that he had made long back. During the course of his conversation with me he enquired about Assam tea mentioning that by then he had taken the taste of the outputs of so many renowned CTC producers like Tata Tea, Warren Tea, McLeaod Russel and the tea estates under Assam Tea Corporation etc. He did not forget to ask me how the tea industry was doing in Assam.
Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis , an evergreen shrub native to China and East Asia. Tea has a stimulating effect in humans primarily due to its caffeine content. The tea plant originated in the region encompassing today's Southwest China , Tibet , north Myanmar and Northeast India , where it was used as a medicinal drink by various ethnic groups. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. The term herbal tea refers to drinks not made from Camellia sinensis : infusions of fruit, leaves, or other plant parts , such as steeps of rosehip , chamomile , or rooibos.