Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. Use of tea as a beverage commenced towards the close of the sixth century. During the two succeeding centuries tea gained enormous popularity. After water, it is currently the most widely consumed drink in the world.
Problems faced by farmers
Major pests that affect tea plantation are Tea Loopers, Red spider mites, tea mosquito bugs, thrips etc. Tea plantation suffers a huge production loss due to Tea looper and Red mite. Red rust, blister blight, black rot etc are few of the major deseases that are found in tea plantations.