Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Jan 23: United States Tea Association President Joseph P Simrany has launched 'Specialty Tea Retail pack' brought out by Glendale Estate here.
Speaking on the occasion yesterday, he said the import of tea from India was increasing and it was 11 per cent. The people in US were enjoying Indian tea due to its tradition, he said adding that the association was making earnest efforts to bring youngsters to consume more tea. Glendale Estate Director K Gopal Krishnan, in his address said the launch of the retail pack specially designed with vacuum packing was expected to find a niche market in the country as well as abroad.
Mr Krishnan said his company was planning to shortly introduce "Ready to Drink" Iced tea, Flavoured tea and Hot tea in collaboration with its associate company Shangri-la Tea Company, California, USA. Later talking to UNI, he said at present they have introduced four grades in Nilgiris Orthodox tea and expecting to touch a sale of 2.5 million kg in retail pack within three years.