Namsai is making name for itself in recent times as many small and medium-sized tea gardens have come up. Namsai is located at the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh and has around eight tea factories. A 19-member Korean delegation is due to visit the area from 19 October.
The team that is due to visit is from the Korean International Tea Research Institute and the Federation of Korean Tea Masters. They will spend two nights at the Golden Pagoda resort, for which Namsai is famous. They are also scheduled to visit Kinwan tea garden, which is a famous brand.
The Singphos community which resides in the area, are credited with the discovery of tea in Assam. They will demonstrate the process of hand-made tea before the Korean delegation.
This is the first time that such a large delegation of tea tourists is visiting the State to explore the tea industry. It would be an opportunity for Arunachal Pradesh, blessed with natural beauty, to attract foreign tourists through tea.
One of the objectives of such visits is to expose the small tea growers, especially those engaged in organic tea production in the Northeast to the international audience, and to encourage tea tourism in the region.
Source: Pullock Dutta