Jorhat tea cluster (Assam)


The state of Assam is world-famous for its teas. A large cluster of tea gardens is located around the town of Jorhat, in upper Assam, spreading across Jorhat and Golaghat districts. Many of these tea gardens have their own in-house factories for processing the tea leaves. There are also a number of ‘bought leaf tea factories’ (BLTF) which source and process tea leaves from tea gardens that do not have their own factories. The production of tea is seasonal. The peak season for plucking and processing of tea leaves is from spring (March–April) up to the end of autumn (October–November). The lean season is during the winter months, when the tea bushes are pruned and tea factories focus on repairs and maintenance.

Products manufactured

Varieties of black tea, mainly CTC tea and orthodox tea

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity, coal, natural gas

Production & turnover

100,000 tonnes

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Cluster manual

Other resources

Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program

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