Tea production in India has continued to prosper after 1947. The Marwari community played a key role in this regard, as many Marwaris took over tea plantations from British owners.
Since 1947 total area under tea plantations in India has increased. Now it has approximately 563,980 hectares of land under tea cultivation. The largest tea cultivating states are Assam (304,400 hectares), West Bengal (140,440 hectares), Tamil Nadu (69,620 hectares) & Kerala (35,010 hectares).
India is the second largest producer of tea – including the world’s most popular tea varieties like Assam and Darjeeling tea. Since 1947 tea production in India increased by more than 250%.
India is ranked fourth in terms of tea exports. India is the world’s largest consumer of tea.