Volume dips at Coonoor tea auctions due to unfavourable weather

Jannie Delucca

For sale 29 of the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Association to be held on Thursday and Friday following the Bakrid holidays in quite a few nations, a volume of 23.84 lakh kg is staying offered.

This is as a great deal as 1.20 lakh kg less than the present for last week’s auctions.

The reduce present is explained to be simply because of a drop in generation arising from unfavourable climate situations. “The existing climate is not conducive for quality generation of big amount tea,” Ramesh Chander, President, The Nilgiris Smaller Tea Growers’ Association told BusinessLine.

“There has been weighty wind for the previous 10 days which has created the tea leaves glance like paper without the a great deal-necessary juice. This will have an affect on the quality of the made tea. With no sunshine for some days now and the majority of small growers engaged in ‘Devahabba’ local pageant of the Baduga community last 7 days, we anticipate a 20 per cent drop in tea generation until August close,” he explained.

Of the 23.84 lakh kg offered for this week’s auctions, as a great deal as 22.sixty five lakh kg belongs to CTC selection and only 1.19 lakh kg orthodox selection. In the leaf tea counter, only seventy eight,000 kg belongs to orthodox although seventeen.forty one lakh kg, CTC. Between the dust tea, only forty one,000 kg belongs to orthodox although five.24 lakh kg, CTC. In all, eighteen.19 lakh kg belongs to Leaf grades and five.sixty five lakh kg, Dust grades.

The environmentally friendly tea from Pascoes Woodlands, auctioned by Paramount Tea Advertising and marketing (SI) P Ltd, topped the auctions last 7 days when Shree Ganesh Tea Trading Company acquired it for ₹305 a kg. Between CTC teas, Homedale Estate’s Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning grade, auctioned by World wide Tea Brokers, topped when Tea Companies India Pvt Ltd acquired it for ₹297 a kg.

Quotations with the brokers indicated ₹75-77 a kg for simple Leaf grades and ₹156-198 for the ideal grades. For simple Dust grades, they ranged ₹77-84 and for the ideal grades, ₹174-216.

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