The verdant slopes of the Nilgiris are some of the best known sites for tea plantations in India. Established in 1993, the Southern Tree Farms Limited is a subsidiary of TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited that grows premium tea varieties and markets them to the Indian as well as the international labels. The range of black tea grown on these estates has been received with high accolade and fetches some of the highest prices in tea auctions. Southern Tree Farms has also ventured into Green Tea Division, producing some of the most flavorsome and aromatic green teas that are well sought after in geographies like the United Kingdom, Germany and the Americas.
Southern Tree Farms Limited is an ISO 9001 certified subsidiary that also produces speciality teas like frost tea, white tea, broken orange pekoes and super fine orange pekoes, to name a few.