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Bihar, India

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Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 

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About Bihar, India

People Picking Tea at Doke Estate, Bihar. Photo © Tealet, All Rights Reserved.
Bihar is a state in India located in the northeastern most part of the main contiguous part of India, but Southwest from the Northeastern region which is surrounded by Bangladesh, Nepal, and China. Bihar is historically one of the most important regions in India, and is a very populous region. Its population is currently the youngest among all the states of India. The region has some of the highest rates of poverty and is among the least developed of the Indian states.

The northernmost part of Bihar borders Nepal and approaches the foothills of the Himalayans; its climate is warmer and has less rainfall. Much of Bihar only receives substantial rainfall for about 5 months of the year, during the summer monsoon, and is quite dry during the rest of the year. This climate makes it less ideal for growing the tea plant. The northeastern most region of Bihar is that which is wettest, and incidentally this region is closest to the other major tea-producing regions of India.

Bihar is not globally important in tea production, but there is a small amount of tea commercially produced in Bihar. The most famous tea garden is Doke estate, which produces artisan teas using the Assamica cultivar also used in Assam.

Styles of Tea Produced in Bihar, India

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Bihar, India.

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