What is Kangra Tea?

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Kangra Tea from Himachal Pradesh was recently granted the European Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

About Kangra Tea:

  • It is a type of tea produced in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
  • It is a high-quality tea that is known for its unique flavour, aroma, and colour.
  • It is made from the leaves, buds, and tender stems of the Camellia sinensis species cultivated in the Kangra valley.
  • Black tea and green tea have both been cultivated in the Kangra Valley.
  • In India, Kangra tea received the Geographical Indication (GI) designation in 2005.
  • Features:
    • Kangra tea leaves are narrow and have a multi-stemmed frame.
    • Green tea has a subtle woody aroma, while black tea has a sweet, lasting aftertaste.
    • It has a light colour and a high body in liquor.


Q1) What is Geographical Indication (GI)?

A geographical indication (GI) is a distinctive sign used to identify a product whose quality, reputation or other such characteristics relate to its geographical origin.GI status gives consumers a guarantee of authenticity, quality and distinctiveness linked to origin.

Source: Himachal Pradesh's Kangra tea gets European GI tag