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15th Golden Leaf India Awards announced

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Press Trust of India Coimbatore
: Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd has won five awards in the 15th Golden Leaf India Award- southern tea competition held in Ahmedabad recently.
Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Pvt Ltd and United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Ltd shared four awards each.
Devon Plantations & Industries Ltd, Joonktollee Tea & Industries Ltd, Harrisons Malayalam Limited-SBU(B) and Kodanad Estate shared three awards each.
Harrisons Malayalam Limited-SBU(A) won two awards, Waterfall Estate Pvt Ltd and Woodbriar Group shared one award while Vigneshwar Estate Tea Factory won six awards in the Bought Leaf Factory Segment.
The final tasting session was held on April 27, wherein the 66 short-listed teas that qualified the first and second-level of screening were evaluated by a jury comprising tasters and major buyers, the competition convenor Arun Kumar said in a press release here Monday.
Coinciding with the session, a B2B session was organised wherein a large number of individual tea producers from South and buyers from Gujarat and western parts of the country participated, the release said.
A joint meeting of the United Planters Assocation of Southern India and Federation of All India Tea Traders Association (FAITTA) was also held for the promotion of South India tea, it said.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 6:15 PM IST

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