Tea is one of the most popular beverages that are being consumed all over the world. Tea is known as a soothing drink and a way of life. Tea offers tremendous scope of emerging as practical chemopreventive included in a healthy diet for protection of the general consumers by lowering the risk of different types of cancer.
Growing tea requires sufficient amount of work and there is additional level of work that must be incorporated to harvest it. Tea is cultivated in tropical and sub tropical regions. There are various kinds of tea such as black tea, green, oolong tea that can be obtained from real tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The making of different varieties of tea mainly depends upon plucking and rolling, spreading, storing process. Quality of the end product in any process industry depends mainly on the raw material and tea is no exception. Apart from plucking standard, age of bush, stage from previous pruning, plucking round etc. are some of the important factors that contribute to the quality of the tea shoots. The process of manufacturing tea is extremely simple.
This book deals completely on tea cultivation and manufacturing process. This is a sincere attempt to open up the world of this wonderful beverage, its cultivation methods, types of tea available worldwide, manufacturing process, to the common man. It is hoped that this book will be very helpful to all its readers, entrepreneurs, existing industries, tea broker, tea scientist and tea research establishment.