Kangra Tea

Facts for Prelims

Kangra Tea

News: Recently, Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra Tea has got a European Union Geographical Indication Tag (GI tag)

 It is a type of tea derived from the leaves, buds and tender stems of the Camellia sinensis species as cultivated in the Kangra valley (Himachal Pradesh, India).
 It has multi-stemmed frame, and narrow leaves.
 ‘Kangra tea’ has distinctive nutty, winter-green, woody floral aromas in its flavour profile. The ‘Kangra tea’ imparts a sweet aftertaste.
 ‘Kangra tea’ has a light color and high body in liquor.
 Kangra tea is grown 900-1,400 meters above sea level, on the slopes of the Dhauladhar mountain range in the Western Himalayas.
 Kangra tea’ leaves contain up to 13% of catechins and up to 3% of caffeine and amino acids such as theanine, glutamine, and tryptophan. It is produced using high efficiency whole leaf-orthodox manufacture. It means that ‘Kangra tea’ is made up of whole leaf and flavour-enriched leaves with the highest content of polyphenols (catechins).

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