TALE OF A TEA LEAF: Essay Writing

Jose John February 22, 2016 No Comments
TALE OF A TEA LEAF It has been revered as a medicinal wonder in ancient china and destroyed as a symbol of colonial rule in 18th century Boston in America. Merchants have braved pirate-infested oceans seeking it; empires have endured wars in a bid to seize it. It has seduced royalty and riffraff alike. This is no talisman of good fortune, or unimaginable, hidden treasure.  This is the unassuming concoction that prompted Milton to declare, ‘One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.’ The tea industry in India is one of the largest in the world with over 13,000 gardens, and a total workforce of over two million people. Monojit Dasgupta, Secretary General, Indian Tea Association says, “The tea industry in India is a 160-year-old industry and it’s still ticking. We remain among the larg­est producers of tea in the world. There is a thriving market within the country, and although our exports continue to be under some pressure, mainly because of the high cost of pro­duction in the country, there is a large market for tea in India as well as abroad. The market is being more rarified and In­dia needs to concentrate on its strengths. The large produc­tion and...
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