In this small state northeast of Darjeeling and at the foot of the Himalayas, the Brahmaputra River Valley in the north of the state is one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, with more than 800 plantations on both sides of the Brahmaputra River. Often sold as "breakfast tea", the local product is known for its body, malty flavour and strong, bright colour. A tea festival is held every year in November in the city of Jorhat, (pop. around 154,000), often referred to as the "tea capital of the world". Some of these plantations date back more than a century, and guests can enjoy the ambiance of the British Raj whilst taking walks through some of India's oldest tea gardens.
t's one of 6 Top Tea Tourism Destinations in India from Tripatini member Linda Wilson.