A rainy afternoon, a cuppa chai, some hot pakoras and some romantic music are the favourites of every Indian soul. Tea is a very popular beverage, consumed daily in most households in India by the young and the old. The refreshing drink has quite a few health advantages too. India ranks 2nd in the world in tea production and exports a huge produce of tea to various parts of the world. The Indian market is swarmed with plenty of tea brands.
Here is a list of the 10 best selling tea brands in India 2016-17.
10. Pataka Tea
Pataka, a brand of Pataka Group, which is an Indian company founded in the year 1952 with primary dealings with beverages, textiles, tobacco, food, and healthcare. The refreshing taste and aroma make this tea a sought for brand.
Pataka Tea Price : 320/- Rs 1kg
9. Tetley Tea
Owned by the Tata Global Beverages Limited, Tetley was started in Yorkshire, England, in1837, by Joseph and Edward Tetley. In 2000, the brand was taken over by Tata Global Beverages Limited. In the present day scenario, Tetley is known for its taste in 50 countries in the world. It is available in forms like tea bags and tea packets. Tetley Green Tea, Tetley Black Tea, and Tetley Flavoured Tea are a few variants.
Tetley Tea Price : 300/- Rs 500g
8. Marvel Tea
Marvel from Marvel Tea Estate (India) Limited, was launched in 1994 and has over 3000 distributors across the nation. Marvel Yellow Tea, Marvel Red Tea, Marvel Gold Pattian, Marvel Premium Dust Tea.
Marvel Price : 340/- Rs 1kg
7. Taaza Tea
With a refreshing taste and strong and unique aroma, Brooke Bod Taaza makes it to the 7th position in this list. This again is a product of Unilever. The types include Taaza Leaf, Taaza Dust, and Taaza Gold.
Brooke Band Taaza Tea Price : 265/- Rs 1kg
6. Lipton Tea
Lipton is another famous brand available in the Indian market. This age-old brand, Lipton was introduced in 1890 by Thomas Lipton. Currently, the brand is owned and marketed by Unilever. Lipton is globally renowned, with sales in over 100 countries. Lipton Darjeeling Tea, Lipton Yellow Label, and Lipton Iced Tea Lemon are the variants of this brand.
Lipton Tea Price : 278/- Rs 1kg
5. Wagh Bakri Tea
Established in the year 1892, the Wagh Bakri is marketed by the Wagh Bakri Tea Group, a leading tea company in India founded by Shri Narandas Desai. Currently, the brand is skyrocketing sales in this in the markets of Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The Wagh Bakri Tea group also markets other tea brands like Good Morning and Mili. Wagh Bakri Dust Tea, Wagh Bakri Leaf Tea, and Wagh Bakri Fanning Tea are a few variants of the Wagh Bakri Tea.
Wagh Bakri Tea Price : 410/- Rs 1kg
4. Society Tea
Society Tea, owned by Hasmukhrai & Co was introduced in 1933. Society tea ranks fourth in the top selling list of tea brands in India and is globally acclaimed for its brilliant taste and aroma. The various varieties of this tea are Society Premium Darjeeling Tea, Society Tea Assam CTC, and Society Masala Tea.
Society Tea Price : 415/- Rs 1kg
3. Red Label Tea
Brooke Bond Red Label has been yet another tea brand marketed by Unilever, started in the year 1903. It occupies a fair share of the tea industry in India. High-quality taste and aroma of carefully selected tea leaves are offered by this brand. Its tea variants are- Red Label Natural Care, Red Label Special, and Red Label Dust.
Red Label Tea Price : 390/- Rs 1kg
2. Taj Mahal Tea
Introduced in the year 1966, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal is a product marketed under Unilever and known for its unique flavour and aroma attained through the selection of the finest tea leaves available. The beverage has been endorsed by many eminent personalities including some from the Bollywood industry. The brand ambassadors include table maestro Zakir Hussain, Bollywood biggies Saif Ali Khan, Madhuri Dixit along with Niladri Kumar, Ayaan Ali Khan, and Rahul Sharma. Much like their tagline goes that indeed the tea induces a “Waah Taj” from most. The variants offered by Taj Mahal are Taj Mahal Classic, Taj Mahal Nilgiris, Taj Mahal Gold, and Taj Mahal Darjeeling.
Taj Mahal Tea Price : 225/- Rs 500g
1. Tata Tea
Parented by Tata Global Beverages Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Group established in 1964, Tata tea holds the largest market share in the Indian tea bazaar. Much like the advertisements, the tea is refreshing and energizing coupled with the great flavour of the tea leaves. The tea Variants are Tata Tea Life, Tata Tea Agni, Tata Tea Gold and Tata Tea Premium.
Tata Tea Price : 420/- Rs 1kg