The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) is all set to open its premium tea lounge at the GTAC premises on the G S Road on Tuesday.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate the lounge.
A decision to set-up a tea lounge was taken at a meeting of GTAC chaired by its chairman Ravi Capoor who is also additional chief secretary of Industries & Commerce, Government of Assam.
“Tea connoisseurs from different parts of the world will have the opportunity to taste and buy different varieties of exquisite Assam tea,” said Dinesh Bihani, secretary of Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association and chairman of the GTAC Tea Lounge Trust.
“This lounge will sell single estate origin teas made by tea producers only. Teas produced from camellia sinensis will only be allowed to be sold through this lounge,” said Bidyananda Barkakoty, adviser of North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and a trustee of the tea lounge.
This beautiful tea lounge has come up because of sustained effort of Ravi Capoor, Chairman GTAC, said Barkakoty.
This lounge will be a one stop destination to buy garden fresh and authentic Assam tea. There will be two sections in the lounge – one section will have 40 seating capacity where one can drink different varieties of tea – CTC, Orthodox, Green, White, Purple, Yellow, Oolong, certified organic etc. One can buy different varieties of tea in the second section.
This lounge will also provide information on tea tourism facilities in Assam.
This tea lounge is promoted by all the stakeholders of GTAC along with Tea Board of India, Assam Tourism, NEC and Industries & Commerce Dept of Govt of Assam.