Our Story

smiling tea farm worker, plucking tea leaves at Ghograjan Tea Estate, Assam

OUR STORY

Ghograjan Tea Estate is a 5th generation, family-run farm in the renowned tea belt of Upper Assam. Its history dates back to the early 1930’s, when aspiring tea entrepreneur Budhkaran Choukhany planted the garden’s first seeds near the Ghogra River. Hence, “Ghogra-Jan” came into existence, as “Jan” in the local language means “small river.”

In 1935, Budhkaran Choukhany became one of the founding members of the Assam Tea Planters Association, and in 1948, after Indian independence, he established the Ghograjan factory. Since then, his successors have developed the property by hiring the best planters to manage the estate, building a sophisticated modern tea processing facility, investing in R&D, and taking care of the Ghograjan community.

Today, the estate sprawls more than 350 acres of tea under cultivation and employs over 400 people with well laid out infrastructure, including housing, a health center and a primary school. Ghograjan Tea is prevalent in quality conscious markets because of its compliance to ethical and sustainable agricultural practices. Together with bulk CTC teas, Ghograjan continues its legacy of ethical farming practices and is considered to be one of the finest gardens producing premium Orthodox teas.