– Blue Ridged Mountains
Nilgiris, the blue hills or
queen of hills, with its beautiful valleys and salubrious
climate supports a wide range of flora and fauna.
Doddabetta, the second
highest peak in south India, is situated.
In this region, the
‘Neelakurunji’ a flower that bathes these hills in lavender, flowers
once every twelve years, a natural phenomenon as intriguing as the great
wildebeest migration of the Masai Mara.
Nilgiris (The Blue
Mountains) are one of the most spectacular ranges in South India with
lush vegetation and teeming with wild life and the source of numerous
beautiful streams and rivers. Against this idyllic background the famous
Nilgiris tea is grown.
The combination of fine
fragrance, brisk liquor and strength makes NILGIRI a blender’s dream and
a truly unique tea found nowhere else in the world.
Grown at an elevation
ranging from 1000 to 2500 mtrs above m.s.l.
continues here throughout the year with no dormant season.
Coonoor Tea Trade
Association (CTTA) was formed in 1963. The first auction was conducted
on 23rd March 1963 with70 lots comprising 20,303 kgs of tea from 43
Currently CTTA has got 191
Buyers, 201 Sellers and 8 brokers.