Mizoram is all set to auction its tea for the first time at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre next week. The garden, Liansiam, in Mizoram’s Champhai district, will sell tea under the Thingpui mark at the auction. ‘Thingpui’ means ‘tea’ in Mizo language. The garden is situated 130 km from Aizawl; 4,500 feet above the sea level.
Sujit Bhattacharjee, the managing director of Hills Woodcraft Private Ltd, said, that the company has taken the bold initiative of promoting Mizoram tea under the brand mark ‘Thingpui’. ‘It is to ensure that tea buyers know of the new tea from Mizoram.’ Public tea auctions have played a key role for primary marketing of tea in India
He said the garden in Mizoram makes premium, exclusive green and orthodox tea and hopes for good response from buyers.The garden is offering various grades of orthodox tea in the auction. The tea will be sold by J Thomas, the oldest and largest tea brokerage in the world. So far, teas from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya have been sold in the auctions.
The garden is spread across 22 hectares and has a factory, which is the first registered factory in Mizoram under Tea Board of India. The garden is all set to become organic soon. He also revealed that the company has hired experts from Assam and Darjeeling to make the best tea.