Rains have brought cheer to the tea growers in the Nilgiris as the 12 months 2020 finished on Thursday.

“Many tea expanding locations have obtained very good showers because Wednesday evening. The meteorological resources have forecast rains on the New Calendar year working day as properly,” Ramesh Chander, President, The Nilgiris Small Tea Growers’ Affiliation, informed BusinessLine.

“Right with the drizzling on Wednesday evening, the floor temperature has risen to favourable amounts for the tea plantations,” he said.

“With extended dry climate, we have been apprehending frost in reduced lying tea plantations significantly in the commencing of the New Calendar year but the present rains have lowered the possibilities of instant frost,” he extra. “This would necessarily mean greater crop in January-conclude and if there is no frost this wintertime, the harvest would be voluminous in February as properly,” he mentioned.

“We have begun the manufacture of major top quality wintertime teas in the quality market,” said ENR Vejayashekara, Manufacturing Govt of Speciality tea key Avataa Drinks in Billimalai Estate.

These types of carefully-crafted teas from Avataa Drinks fetched document selling prices at the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Affiliation in 2020. “Avataa Virgin Environmentally friendly Tea fetched ₹6,a hundred and ten a kg and Avataa Oolong tea ₹5,010. Auctioned by Paramount Tea Internet marketing and purchased by Golden Ideas Tea Co Pvt Ltd, they became the highest selling price fetched any tea of any factory in any normal auction held everywhere in South India,” said Avataa Beverages’ Director, Udayakumar.