Fact SheetYear of Establishment 1954Nature of Business Exporter, Trader
in 1954 a tea auction enquiry committee recommended that an additional multi storied warehouse be built by the port commissioner's at the libyan depot - now known as libyan warehouse. however, in the meantime, long delays between arrivals and sale of teas caused considerable stress on the finances of the sellers. In view of constant complaints of such delays the sellers were permitted to open ┐private warehouses'. In 1956 there were only 4 or 5 private ...
warehouses. These warehouses proved to be a success as the ┐waiting' period prior to sale was considerably reduced. Consequently sellers diverted more and more of their teas from the public to these 'private warehouses' between the mid fifties and the mid sixties.
majority tea companies or traders / exporters use the bulk packaging but for branded products of which blending forms an important part. Tea blending aims at discovering tastes within taste of tea by blending different teas from different chests either mechanically or manually. Blending operation commences with the receipt of chests at warehouse. Chests conditions are verified while unloading from container. They are usually marked & placed in pallets lot wise for blending. From the blend drum the tea is drained out into a hopper for storage. Now it is ready for packing. Many automatic packaging plants are also being introduced.