Rains have brought cheer to the tea growers in the Nilgiris as the year 2020 ended on Thursday.

“Many tea growing locations have received fantastic showers due to the fact Wednesday night time. The meteorological resources have forecast rains on the New Yr working day as properly,” Ramesh Chander, President, The Nilgiris Small Tea Growers’ Association, told BusinessLine.

“Right with the drizzling on Wednesday night time, the ground temperature has risen to favourable stages for the tea plantations,” he explained.

“With prolonged dry temperature, we were being apprehending frost in small lying tea plantations especially in the beginning of the New Yr but the existing rains have decreased the chances of instant frost,” he included. “This would signify better crop in January-end and if there is no frost this winter season, the harvest would be voluminous in February as properly,” he famous.

“We have started off the manufacture of prime excellent winter season teas in the top quality industry,” explained ENR Vejayashekara, Creation Executive of Speciality tea big Avataa Drinks in Billimalai Estate.

This sort of thoroughly-crafted teas from Avataa Drinks fetched record charges at the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Association in 2020. “Avataa Virgin Green Tea fetched ₹6,110 a kg and Avataa Oolong tea ₹5,010. Auctioned by Paramount Tea Marketing and advertising and bought by Golden Ideas Tea Co Pvt Ltd, they became the maximum cost fetched any tea of any factory in any typical auction held anyplace in South India,” explained Avataa Beverages’ Director, Udayakumar.