Encouraged by the potential of Tea Cultivation in the State, the Meghalaya Agriculture Department launched MEG TEA in the year 2014. Their tea is organic certified, and the Tea Plantations & Processing Units (factories) are located in Umsning and Upper Shillong. Meg Tea is one of the highest suppliers of Black tea, Green tea, and Oolong tea from Meghalaya.
The present position of tea plantation in the State, has grown by leaps and bounds, where; in terms of the statistics the total acreage now, has increased to more than 2000 Hectare with over 1500 small growers and some Private Gardens now produce CTC and Orthodox variety Tea of good quality.
Meghalaya’s landscape, altitude, and climatic condition makes it a perfect place to produce high-quality highland tea.
Handpicked and processed the traditional way, the Orthodox Tea from MEG TEA is well balanced in aroma and flavor. The Tea Leaves are chosen carefully on the basis of the leaf appearance, such as flowery, tippy, or with orange pekoe (tea made from young leaves). Small tea leaves are generally chosen as it releases the flavor quickly and has a pungent flavor.
OOLONG TEA is lighter than the black tea, without losing its punch and robustness. It also has unusual citrus and spicy undertones. The Oolong Tea produced by MEG TEA is special as it emits a unique aroma and flavor giving you the best and unique taste.
ORTHODOX GREEN TEA is handpicked from the tea gardens. The high altitude and traditional method of cultivation allow the plant to bear more shoots with supple leaves, which further escalates its quality. In addition, the perfect union of soil, climate, average temperature, and rainfall adds to its specialty and unique taste. Green Tea picked from Umsning has a fruity flavor and delicate, yet complex character. Green Tea picked from the Upper Shillong Farm is known for its layered flavors, smooth texture, and complex taste.