Introduction: tea is the most popular drink in the present day world. A modern man cannot think of starting a day without having a cup of tea in the morning. Tea is one of the main cash crops of Bangladesh.
Where grown: tea grows best on the slopes of hilly regions. It is now grown in large quantities in China, India, Japan and Bangladesh. Tea is obtained from the leaves of tea plants. It usually grows to a height of ten to twelve feet. Tea grows best in hot and moist climate.
How grown: tea seeds are first sown in the nursery. Then the seedlings are transplanted in gardens. They are planted in rows at short intervals. Much care is needed in watering the saplings, weddings the fields and protect the plants against the worms and insects.
How gathered: tea leaves are plucked thereof four times in a year. The first plucking takes place in April. It gives the finest tea. The second plucking takes place in may the third in June and the fourth August. These leaves are taken to a house, rolled by a machine and dried on a charcoal fire.
How tea is prepared: the preparation of tea is very simple. A small amount of black leaves of tea is put in a pot containing boiling water. In a few minutes, the water gets brown. Then this is poured into a cup. Some sugar and milk are now mixed with it. This is how tea is prepared.
Uses: tea is a very popular drink. It refreshes our body and mind. It gives energy for work. It is used for making dye. It brings a lot of foreign exchange for us it is injurious to health to take much of tea.
Conclusion: we should make all our efforts to increase the tea production in our country.