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About Mokalbari Tea

Mokalbari Tea Estate is situated on the South bank of the Brahmaputra River in Upper Assam. The name MOKALBARI traces its origin to words "MOKAL" and "BARI". The word MOKAL stands for a special variety of tall bamboos having thick diameters of 12" or more while the word BARI signifies a specific location or garden. Thus, the composite word MOKALBARI carries the meaning of a garden of a special variety of thick and tall bamboo trees.

In the second half of the 19th century a British Planter was curious to know as to what natural factor contributed to this abundant growth of this variety of bamboo trees in the area.

He ultimately discovered that the Brahmaputra River originating from the glacier in the south east of the Lake Mansarowar in Tibet would bring from the hills of Tibet profuse sandyloam soil along its down flow that washed regularly its Southern bank. As an experienced planter, he understood that the continuous deposition of sandyloam in the area was the ideal topography for tea plantation.

In 1876 he uprooted the "MOKAL" bamboo trees and started a tea plantation and named the garden as Mokalbari Tea Estate. Thus, we started manufacturing top quality Assam Orthodox and CTC Teas as early as in 1876.

Our garden is one of the largest tea estates in the world having a sown area of 1022.03 hectares and producing 2.00 million kgs teas annually with the well trained labour force of 1600. Mokalbari has two running factories capable of producing 2.5 million kgs. of both CTC and Orthodox varieties.

Kanois took over the Mokalbari Tea Estate in early 20th century. Over the years with the experience obtained and expertise achieved through generations. Kanois have nurtured this Estate to become one of the finest producing estates in India.

The existing promoters acquired the companies Mokalbari Kanoi Tea Estate Pvt. Ltd and Goneshbari Tea Estate Pvt. Ltd in 2011.

The distinction of our estate lies in producing TIPPY GOLDEN TEAS, which forms the base of the top East Frisian Blends. At Mokalbari we have developed a particular species of tea bushes, the green leaves of which are essential for production of what is known as GOLDEN TIPPY TEAS.

The secret of this development has attained refinement and improvement with the passage of time. The Golden Tippy Teas manufactured in the estate have earned the distinction for their full- bodied, strong liquor, aroma, smooth and malty flavor and rich taste. All these subscribe to the legendary reputation that Mokalbari enjoys today, so much so that in European markets such teas are sold by the name of our garden only.

We know and understand tea, we are alert to the great deal of care to be taken from the stage of plucking two leaves and a bud right up to packing and shipping in a manner that will ensure highest quality of flavor and liquor as well as their retention till a cup of this tea is put before a tea connoisseur.

Mokalbari Group has three Tea Estates spread over 800 hectares of area under tea, producing 2.00 million Kgs annually with the well trained labour force of 1600. Mokalbari has two running factories capable of producing 2.5 million kgs. of both CTC and Orthodox varieties.

Tea Estates under Mokalbari

Name of Tea Estate Total Area Area Under Tea Average Bush Age
Mokalbari Tea Estate 285.32 Hectares 256.22 Hectares 25 Years
Dholajan Division 489.91 Hectares 288.88 Hectares 35 Years
Kamakhyabari Tea Estate 246.80 Hectares 148.89 Hectares 25 Years

In addition to above, 117.28 hectares is under tea at Manabari Tea Estate which is owned by Kamakhyabari Tea Co. Private Limited, another group company. Manabari Tea Estate does not have any manufacturing unit. Green Leaf is transferred to Mokalbari for manufacturing.

Goneshbari Tea Estate (GBTE) , right next to Dibrugarh Airport, is another priced possession of this tea garden group with installed capacity of 1 million Kgs. of CTC variety. Goneshbari Tea Estate is owned by Goneshbari Tea Co. Pvt Ltd., Kolkata. GBTE has approx. area of 340.12 hectares, out of which 239.58 Hectares are under tea and currently makes 7,00,000 Kgs. of Tea. Goneshbari has installed Withering Machines - First of it's kind in India.

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