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Celebrating Independence Day with Your Loved Ones Through Authentic Indian Tea
With Independence Day right around the corner, many citizens are filled with joy and hope for the whole nation. The day is marked with major festivities and is utilized as a gateway to spending time with friends and relatives. If you’re gearing up to celebrate this day with enthusiasm, we’ve got just the beverage to help you stay on track: tea!
Tea has been India’s go-to beverage for fostering friendship and connections. People from all walks of life gather over cups of tea to celebrate, socialize, and share a pleasant moment with others.
How Indian Teas are Making the World Proud
India’s relationship with tea has always been deeply patriotic, with many indigenous homegrown Indian brands continuing to refine and elevate the scale of production while staying true to quality. Our tea brands have built an impressive tea-supply solution which has been a driving force behind India’s dominance in the beverage industry, with bushes that stretch like topiary for miles.
India builds on a proud legacy of enterprise that spans nearly two and a half centuries, has innovated and perfected the true potential of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Today, India has established one of the most extensive global tea footprints in the world. It is the second-largest producer of tea in the world, behind China.
India is the largest exporter of black tea in the world, having exported over 28 million tons during 2017-18 and valued at over $785 million.
Indian tea brands uphold the centuries-old heritage of tea in India and around the world, combining exclusive tea estates with meticulous processes, and sustainable environmental practices to strengthen our global presence. This year, celebrate Independence Day by tasting the cultural heritage of India through tea.
Below is our round-up of the finest varieties of homegrown Indian tea – having won accolades around the world.
The Darjeeling region has perfect temperatures and is located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains at heights of between 700 to 2000 meters. The tea is released in various batches and is delicately flavoured to be one of the finest teas in the world. Darjeeling teas have that amber or golden coloured appearance. You’ll notice a fruit or floral flavour. You don’t need to add milk, sugar, or other additives.
Masala Chai is a unique style that is exclusive to India and has become immensely popular throughout the world. Almost every major tea and coffee chain also sells masala chai – tracing its roots back to India. The essential ingredients are black tea, spices, sugar, and milk. The combination of spices makes the chai a delicacy, the most common being cinnamon peppercorns, ginger, and cardamom. Because it’s a mixture of several ingredients, every tea connoisseur and manufacturer will have its blend of ingredients for masala tea, which means that no two cups of masala chai will ever be the same. That element of mystery only adds to the charm.
Assam tea is named after the area where it is produced, Assam, India. It is manufactured from the cured leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. It cannot be recreated anywhere else in the world other than Assam where it is handcrafted by tea experts. Assam team is full-bodied, rich, very strong, and of course, bright. It is best enjoyed with additives like sugar or milk. You will find this tea to be with a deep amber color and very malty. It embodies everything characteristic of Indian black tea.
Why Choose an Indigenous Brand?
Indian tea is characteristically unique and equally impressive. An Indian brand gives you unparalleled access to the authentic taste of tea the way it is meant to be tasted.
Indigenous brands like Golden Tips Tea are as authentic as tea can get, having received praise around the world for having the best tea selections of over 300 varieties – all of which play a critical role in health and wellness.
Make Time for What’s Important
This Independence day, your tea traditions may look a little different than someone else’s, but we could all use a bit more authenticity in our lives. India’s Independence Day is a reminder for us to make time for what’s important – and perhaps that starts with making an authentic cup of tea.
Celebrate the history and culture of India with Golden Tips Tea – serving the country and the globe since 1933 and dealing in only the finest teas.
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