Brewing Success: Machinery and Technology Behind Assam's Tea Factories

Everything you need to know about our manufacturing process

The tea industry in Assam has undergone a significant transformation over the years, with the introduction of machinery to improve efficiency, speed, and quality. Machines have revolutionized the tea-making process, making it more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable. Tea machinery has become an essential component of the tea industry, playing a vital role in every stage of tea processing, from plucking to sorting.

The Significance of Machinery in Assam's Tea Industry

The history of tea production in Assam dates back to the early 1800s when the British established the first tea plantation in the region. Initially, tea processing was a manual task that involved plucking the tea leaves by hand and drying them in the sun. As the demand for tea increased, tea processing became a more mechanized process. The introduction of machines in the tea industry has led to significant advancements, making the process more efficient and cost-effective. Modern tea machinery is designed to perform tasks accurately and uniformly, ensuring consistent quality in tea production. In the 1840s, machines were introduced for rolling and cutting tea leaves, and steam-powered engines were used for drying them. With the advent of electricity, machines that could process tea leaves faster and more efficiently were developed.

Today, Assam's tea factories are equipped with modern and sophisticated machinery that can process large quantities of tea leaves with ease. The process of tea production in Assam involves several stages, including plucking, withering, rolling, fermentation, drying and sorting.

Quality Control Measures in Assam's Tea Factories

To ensure quality control, tea factories use a range of technologies and processes, including:

  • Spectrophotometers are used to measure the color and strength of tea liquor to ensure consistency in taste and quality.
  • Electronic moisture meters are used to measure the moisture content of the tea leaves during processing.
  • Electronic weighing machines are used to weigh the tea leaves at various stages of processing to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Laboratory testing is done in the tea factories for testing the quality of the tea leaves and tea liquor.
The Benefits of Modern Tea Machinery

Modern tea machinery revolutionized the tea industry, making the process more efficient, consistent, and sustainable. Modern tea machinery is designed to process tea leaves faster and more efficiently, reducing processing time and labor costs. Tea harvesting machines can pluck the leaves with precision, ensuring that only the tender leaves are plucked. Automated tea processing machines can perform tasks like withering, rolling, and drying the tea leaves, reducing the need for manual labor. This has led to increased productivity and reduced labor costs, enabling tea producers to produce more tea at a lower cost. Tea sorting machines can sort tea leaves according to their grade, ranging from the finest to the coarsest.

Modern tea machinery is designed to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. These machines use energy-efficient technology, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. 

Deroi Tea uses proprietary Carbon-Free tea processing technology that does away with the direct use of combustible fuel; replacing it with electricity to accomplish the delicate process of steaming, rolling, and drying the tea leaves under controlled temperature and pressure. Additionally, we at Deroi Tea use eco-friendly packaging materials, reducing the impact on the environment.