Careers in Tea Management

career in tea management 

The tea industry in India is well established and well developed. It provides more opportunities than one might expect. Job opportunities in this field include:

  • Tea tasting 
  • Research
  • Plantation management
  • Tea brokering
  • Consulting
  • Plantation
  • Processing
  • Auctioning
  • Branding
  • Marketing 


Though basic education is usually enough for tea management careers, a degree in Agricultural Science, Botany, Food Sciences, or Horticulture and/or other allied fields does give an advantage. For marketing jobs, naturally, marketing degrees are preferred.

Personal Attributes

The following attributes are important and/or useful in a careers in tea industry:

  • Love and interest for outdoor life.
  • Physical fitness 
  • Leadership and communication qualities for dealing with labourers. 
  • Initiative taking
  • Tea market sensitivity
  • Topographic and geographic knowledge

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Job Prospects

Tea associations and the Tea Board of India are the primary job providers. Job opportunities in this field include:
  • Tea tasting Research, like at the tea research association at Jorhat (Assam)
  • Plantation management
  • Tea brokering
  • Consulting
  • Plantation
  • Processing
  • Auctioning
  • Branding
  • Marketing

Pay Package

Trainees earn about Rs. 7,000 and senior professionals about Rs. 25,000 per month. Specialised professionals may earn uptoup to 40,000- 50,000 per month.

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Assam Agricultural University

Contact Information
Department of Tea Husbandry and Technology
Jorhat, Assam
Phone : 0376-3340101/3340095/3340097/3340287/3340041
Fax : 0376-3340101
Website :

Indian Institute of Plantation Management
Contact Information
Jnana Bharathi Campus, P.0 Malathalli,
Phone : 91-80-3211716,
Email :
Website :

Dipras Institute of Professional Studies
Contact Information
23/28 Gariahat Road,
Phone : 033-24600743/ 65458717
Website :

The Tea Research Association (TRA), Calcutta
Contact Information
Tea Research Association 113, Park Street
9th Floor, Calcutta- 700016
Phone : (91)-(033-2291815) (91)-(033-2293813)
Fax : ( 91)-(033-2294279)
E-Mail :

NITM, Darjeeling Tea Research and Management Association
Contact Information
P.O Kadamtala-734433
Dist. Darjeeling
West Bengal
Phone : 0353-2581582
Fax : 0353-2581593

Assam Darjeeling Tea Research Centre
Contact Information
Darjeeling-734203(West Bengal),

UPASI Tea Research Institute
Contact Information
Nirar Dam BPO
Valparai-642127 (Tamil Nadu)

Birla Institute of Futuristic Studies
Contact Information
17A Darga Road, Park Circus,
Phone : 2281 - 2985, 9830076811
E-Mail :
Website :

The Tea Tasters Academy
Contact Information
Coonoor, Nilgiris (Kerala)

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