Agri Business

S. India may overtake Colombo in manufacture of tea bags

L.N. Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on February 24, 2011

Tea bag making is a growing industry in Coimbatore. Photo: K. Ananthan   -  Business Line

South India will soon overtake Colombo in the manufacture of tea bags, according to tea industry sources.

‘The concept of making dip-tea is catching fast. And Coimbatore in the South has become the hub for manufacture of tea bags, which the industry had hitherto been sourcing from Colombo. Considering the demand for tea bags, the city is expected to beat Colombo soon,” trade sources said.

While they were not able to quantify the market size for tea bags as yet, industry sources said that the shift was happening. “This is obvious from the sharp increase in the number of units that are engaged in making tea bags. The investment on machinery alone is around Rs 2 crore.”

Published on February 24, 2011

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