Think Orthodox, think Dikom. So famous are the estate’s teas, they are considered a brand by itself. The teas are unique because Dikom consistently produces quality Orthodox teas. Its tippy, bright and malty teas are famous all over the world.
The history of DIKOM can be traced back to Assam’s Medieval Era. The local rulers of Bodo-Kacharies discovered that the water of Dikom was unique, being sweet and tasty. Thus the rulers named the place DIKOM. Di or Doi, in Bodo language means water. No wonder, every cup of Dikom tea has a sweet after-taste. The sweetness is unique to teas produced by this estate.
Dikom is situated in the heart of the tea growing region of Assam, once considered the ‘queen’ of the old Jokai (Assam) Tea Company Limited. It is still a remarkable estate and has very well maintained fields with 73% clonal area. The estate has the advantage of high quality clones like P126A, N436, S3A3, T3A3, CP1, Tenali 17.
Dikom has an aggressive field renewal programme using high quality clones are planted. Yields from these young tea bushes continue to add to the quality quotient of the Estate.
In 1816 a village called "Halcyon Chuck" was about to be invaded by the Burmese army. Before the attack, the villagers made a peace offering of ‘Nine Platters’ (NA - HORAI) to the Burmese army, as a gesture of respect. Afterwards, the village was called "Na Horai" and over time it became Nokhroy, symbolizing peace and respect for all.
Known for its clean and stylish Orthodox teas with coloury cups, the Estate is home to the famous Nokhroy N / 436 clones known for its unique character. A vigorous uprooting and replanting operation is underway to further enrich the quality of the field.
The name 'Nagrijuli' is derived from "Narchi - Juri" which in local language means "eternal spring". Nagrijuli teas undoubtedly have the refreshing quality of everlasting spring.
Nestling in the Bhutan hills on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River, this Estate is blessed with excellent climatic conditions. The mountain river known as "Baranadi" originating from Bhutan flows through the garden adding to its charm. Wildlife thrives on its verdant fringes. Wild elephants and many other animals can be spotted often in and around the garden.
The mark is very popular for its consistent and bright CTC teas in the domestic prime quality market. Its Orthodox teas have a sappy bright liquor, which with its distinctive leaf style, make Nagrijuli teas unique. Moreover, Nagrijuli has the flexibility of producing both premium quality Orthodox and CTC.
Quality upgradation in the field through uprooting and replanting of high quality clones is a major project in Nagrijuli.
The name 'Bokakhat' when translated, means ‘mud hut’. It is a combination of the word ‘Boka’ (mud) and Khat (hut), mud huts were a part of the old folk culture in the area. The culture of quality tea making continues to thrive at Bokakhat in more ways than one!
Bokakhat has been a well-known mark for years. Its tippy Orthodox teas are matched by its thick liquoring CTC, both are of excellent quality.
Located in the Golaghat district, the Estate is fringed by the famous Kaziranga National Park, a now declared a World Heritage Site. It is the habitat of the famed, Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Kaziranga is a wild and beautiful sanctuary, with dense forests, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools.
This area is also famous for producing some of the best quality teas in Assam.
This Estate has the flexibility of producing premium quality CTC and Orthodox, is well known for its bright liquoring cup. A result of the perfect synergy between excellent plants, strict supervision and world class manufacturing standards.
The Estate is located in the premium quality belt of Upper Assam in Dibrugarh district. This is one of the highest yielding Estates in upper Assam. The Dihing River flows 1.5 km away from the Estate.
Romai habours many exotic species of indigenous and migratory birds, while its flora and fauna are colorful and abundant. This is the positive effect of ecological and environmental efforts made by this Estate.
Located in Upper Assam, this premium Estate is Rossell's recent acquisition. Namsang’s slightly elevated and pristine location is ideal for producing teas of a delightful high-grown character particularly, for flavoury Orthodox teas.
Located between the Jeypore protected biosphere and the Burhi Dehing River, the approach road to this Estate passes through a dense rainforest. So dense, that sunlight seeking Orchids, only thrive on the highest branches. Around 277 species of birds chatter ceaselessly on the trees, while Leopards, Hollock Gibbons and Elephants prowl below. Valuable timber such as Ajar and Bandardima, grown in this beautiful lush forest.
Not only rich in flora and fauna, Namsang can also boast of its rich history and heritage. The Estate’s Section No.1, was planted as early as in 1837, (one of the earliest formal plantings), with seeds then recently brought out from China.
Namsang – a true paradise on earth.
"Koreekuttea" was planted by Jorhat Tea Company Limited in the year 1874. Much later in 1939, it was renamed Kharikatia. Rossell took over this Estate in November 2012, it is the Group’s latest acquisition.
The Estate is situated in Jorhat District, a prized tea belt of Assam. Kharikatia fields consist of top quality clones like S3A3, T3E3, TV1, TV17, Betjan etc. Known to produce excellent Golden Cups with very bright infusions, and a long shelf-life, the teas from this Estate are much sought after by Indian buyers.
The Estate lies in an untypically dry and hot area of Assam. There is an ambitious plan and green drive to improve the microclimate of the area through water bodies, vegetative propagation and tree plantations.