Top Indian Tea Manufacturing Companies and Brands

Aug 04, 2021

Top Indian Tea Manufacturing Companies and Brands

The India tea market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top India tea companies are focusing on using multi-layered packaging to store and distribute tea for minimizing spoilage and adulteration, and maintaining the fragrance and freshness of the tea leaves. They are also introducing numerous variants, such as kombucha, bubble, organic and green tea, due to the growing awareness regarding their health and medicinal benefits among consumers. Looking forward, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

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List of Top India Tea Companies

Amar Tea Pvt. Ltd.

Establishment: 1990
Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Amar Tea Private Limited is an unlisted private company that is a supplier and manufacturer of tea. It is classified as a private limited company and is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The authorized share capital of the company is INR 5.00 Cr, and the total paid-up capital is INR 90.00 lac. Amar Tea Private Limited's operating revenues range is INR 100 Cr - 500 Cr for the financial year ending on 31 March 2019. Its EBITDA has decreased by -0.88 % over the previous year. At the same time, its book net worth has increased by 9.12 %. Moreover, it deals in a wide variety of products and services, including tea and coffee premix vending machines, society elaichi tea premix and society masala tea premix.

Duncans Industries Limited

Establishment: 1994
Headquarter: Kolkata, India

Duncan Goenka Group cultivates tea, tobacco and cardamom on its plantations. It is highly diversified with 20 operating companies and a workforce of 40,000 employees. Its present turnover of Rs. 20 billion, places it amongst the top ten industrial groups in the country. In its millennium avatar, the Group has identified four thrust areas, including power generation and other core sector projects, agro-based ventures, chemicals and petrochemicals and frontier sciences like software and biotechnology. Today, the Duncan Goenka Group offers a wide variety of tea variants, ranging from the exotic to the domestic, to meet both palate and pocket of consumers.

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Establishment: 1933
Headquarter: Mumbai, India

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is an Indian consumer goods company that manufactures foods, beverages, cleaning agents, personal care products, water purifiers and other fast-moving consumer goods. Some of the best-known tea brands of the company include Lipton, Brooke Bond-Taaza, Brooke Bond- Red Label and Taj Mahal. The erstwhile Brooke Bond's presence in India dates back to 1900. By 1903, the company had launched Red Label tea in the country. In 1912, Brooke Bond & Co. India Limited was formed. Brooke Bond joined the Unilever fold in 1984 through an international acquisition. Besides this, the erstwhile Lipton's links with India were forged in 1898. However, Unilever acquired Lipton in 1972, and in 1977 Lipton Tea (India) Limited was incorporated.

Organic India Private Limited

Establishment: 1997
Headquarter: Lucknow, India

ORGANIC INDIA is a trustworthy and innovative global leader providing genuine True Wellness products. Its advanced processing methods and dehydration technologies ensure that its herbs retain the maximum level of potency for the highest quality, most effective, pure and natural True Wellness products available in the market today. It is the first company in the world to introduce the sacred Tulsi to the international market as a delicious herbal tea. The company’s Organic Tulsi tea blends and infusions are available in delicious flavors, such as tulsi ginger turmeric, green tea ashwagandha, sweet rose, green tea jasmine, sweet lemon tea and masala chai, in tea bags or the loose-leaf form.

Pataka Group of Companies

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Kolkata, India

Pataka Industries Private Limited is a food production company that deals in tobacco, beverages, food, textiles, healthcare and infracorp. Pataka has stepped into the tea industry with two sole objectives- to raise India's stature as tea producers to an all-new level and to alleviate the conditions of India's tea garden workers. Pataka Tea, a flagship unit of brand Pataka has taken the Indian tea industry by storm since its birth. A perfect combination of experienced tea-leaf pickers and the best processing machinery in its factory has led to significant growth of the Pataka Tea industry across the country. Pataka Tea also makes a global footprint across the globe, due to which the benefits are trickled down toward the betterment and welfare of workers and their families. In this way, Pataka strives to do away with the deplorable conditions of tea workers in India today.

Tata Consumer Products (Tata Sons Private Limited)

Establishment: 1962
Headquarter: Mumbai, India

Today Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL), renamed to Tata Consumer Products, is home to well-loved brands - Tata Tea, Tetley, Tata Salt, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Himalayan Water and emerging brands like Tata Sampann, Tata Soulfull, Tata Gluco Plus and Tata Water Plus. The company cultivates, produces, processes and blends tea in packet, bulk or value-added forms. Its tea brands include Tata Tea Premium, Tata Tea Gold, Tata Tea Life, Tata Tea Agni, Tata Tea Chakra Gold, Tata Tea Kannan Devan and Tata Tea Gemini. Besides this, the company also cultivates coffee and related plantation crops. Tata Consumer Products Limited operates in India, Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States.

Wagh Bakri Tea Group

Establishment: 1915
Headquarter: Ahmedabad, India

Wagh Bakri Tea Group, well-known for its premium tea, has had a presence in the tea business since 1892. Today, Wagh Bakri Tea Group owns and operates, under its umbrella, one of the leading packaged tea companies in India with a turnover of over Rs.1500 Cr. and over 40 million Kgs of tea distribution. The group is a leading stride in tea exports and retail consumers all over the world. With a huge number of Wagh Bakri tea lovers around the world, it has emerged as a truly global brand. The Group enjoys an undisputed market presence in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chhattisgarh, Western Uttar Pradesh & Goa and has recently forayed in to Punjab and Karnataka.


About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the India tea industry, which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully. Some of the company’s offerings include:

  • Market Research
  • Plant setup
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  • Marketing and sales
  • Procurement and Distribution
  • Innovation and Product Development

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