In accordance to the past records, Silonibari Tea Estate under Silonibari Tea Co. Ltd. was incorporated in the year 1836 as Borbam Bagicha, famous as a Barbam Tea Estate. The complete tea estate area is a forest and a sanctuary for beautiful kite birds known as Chilloni. This earned the estate the moniker of Chillonibari and lead to it being renamed to Chillonibari Tea Estate.
In 1917, under the British Raj, the tea estate was further renamed to Silonibari Tea Estate and registered under Silonibari Tea Company. As per records the first two British Planter at the estate were Mr. S. Simpson and his successor Mr. R. Ruther Ford. They were responsible for the proper establishment of the plantation and its factory.
Silonibari Tea Estate is situated in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh in the Lakhimpur District of Assam with a gross area spanning 734.41 hectors. The estate is blessed with an idyllic tropical climate, an average of 120 inches of rain per annum is perfect for our pedigree clonal tea bushes of TV1, TINALI 17, S3A3 and CHUMAIJAN (extract of BETJAN) that have been recognized over the years by institutions like the Tea Board of India and other excellence awards.
Propagation of plants by clonal seeds like TS491 and TS520 ensures best leaf quality of our teas. We have three large nurseries with a total area of 5 hectors producing clonal plants for planting and in-filling. Continuous up-rooting, re-planting and rejuvenation activities are undertaken to further improve quality and yield of crop.
A large-scale modernization programme was undertaken in the last few years wherein new CTC machines and dryers were installed to give a further fillip to the quality of our teas. Modern management methods, state- of-the-art, machinery, seamlessly planned tea-cycles, a reliable and dedicated work force, all contribute to our garden's excellence.
Our teas are available in bulk, pouches and paper cans.