Tea Making Manager

Tea Maker

Minimum B.Sc. in Tea Husbandry and Technology

Minimum 10 yearsexperience required

The tasks a Tea Maker is expected to perform include:

Controlling the various processes in the tea factory to treat and prepare green tea leaves fit for brewing and the final preparation of green or black tea

Checking that the green tea leaves are withered in lofts by the Withering Loft Attendant and have proper moisture content before rolling

Ensuring that the withered leaves are properly rolled by the Roller Attendant

Arranging for the fermenting of rolled leaves and examining them by touch, sight and smell for proper fermentation before firing or drying

Checking that the fermented leaves are dried at the required temperature by the Firing Machine Attendant and the processed tea leaves are properly sorted and graded by the Tea Factory Operatives

Examining a sample infusion of the different grades of tea and tastes to decide if the colour, flavour and aroma are according to the desired standards

Skilled in assessing the right leaves for brewing and final preparation of tea

Ability to detect the adequate amount of moisture in the tea leaves before sending them for brewing

Skilled in the fermentation of leaves

Ability to handle a big staff

Ability to examine tea leaves by touch, taste or smell

Knowledge of the temperature required during fermentation

Knowledge of the different varieties of teas and their individual processing methods

Ability to keep abreast with the latest processing methods and equipment in tea manufacturing

Not applicable


Leadership abilities

Attention to detail

Team player

Good interpersonal skills

Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Candidate will supervise a team of subordinates and other tea factory operatives

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 1,00,000 to INR 1,10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country?s total food market, the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world and contributes to around 30% of the global tea production. The market size of tea is estimated to be approx. 10,000 crore with a penetration of more than 90% in the domestic market. In India, the tea industry is one of the oldest agro-based well organized industries. More than a million workers get direct employment from this industry. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals which makes the Tea Maker job a bright future prospect.

Tea making companies

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government universities/colleges

Private universities/colleges

Will be updated