Our gardens are our special assets, star properties that have been acquired carefully and tended with care. Each of our estate is a jewel. The gardens came into our fold 27 year ago and several acquisitions, we are a family of seven jewels. These we guard and nurture very carefully. The ‘jewels’ yield true satisfaction and pleasure for tea aficionados around the world.
Rossell Tea is a Division of Rossell India Limited, earlier known as Rossell Tea Limited, which was incorporated on 10th June, 1994. On 1st July, 1994, it took over Dikom and Nokhroy Tea Estates located in the state of Assam, earlier owned by the erstwhile Jokai India Ltd., established in the late 19th century. Jokai was a well-known mark in the tea industry renowned for its quality.
At the time of the takeover, saleable production of our black tea was 2.7 million kgs. After successive acquisitions of other prized tea gardens located in the quality belt of Assam, such as Nagrijuli, Bokakhat, Romai, Namsang and Kharikatia Tea Estates, our black tea production increased to 6 million kgs. Currently, our total area under tea cultivation, comprising all seven tea estates, is nearly 3000 hectares.
A sizeable quantity of teas produced by us is exported to various overseas markets. The Group’s exports are approximately 30% of its annual production.
Rossell India Limited is now, a diversified Company, the other Divisions being Aerospace & Defence, Product Support & Services.