Gold Silver Reports ~ Winter has taken its toll on the tea in India’s Nilgiris. As temperature treads lower depths production of tea in South India’s largest tea producing district.
Plantations have reported frost bites and extremely lower temperature in night time. Plantations are upset over temperature dipping down to single digits and fears of more instances of frost bites are prevalent.
The Hindu BusinessLine, quoting a local grower, reports that the winter has affected the tea harvest already. The factories are getting only 20,000 kg of green leaf for processing per week against 50-60,000 kg normally, as per the report.
Nilgiris is a a dark, intensely aromatic, fragrant and flavoured tea grown in the southern portion of the Western Ghats mountains of Southern India. It is grown in the hills of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. ~ Neal Bhai Reports