The Tyford Story
Tyford Tea Estate lies within the quaint serenity of the Western Ghats of Southern India. The luscious property is set 3,000 feet above sea level, secluded between greener mountains, sprawling over 1,255 Ha. The now known plantation, commenced its journey in 1860, with the pioneer planters cultivating tea and particularly gathering popularity for its quality of tea.
We are now the proud producers of 1.25 million kg of CTC grade tea in our state of the art manufacturing facility while being positioned as a supplier and recently as a retailer for our home-grown brand. The estate also grows other condiments such as cardamom, pepper, clove, nutmeg and such, along with freshly roasted beans of coffee. At Tyford, we lead with passion to deliver quality and consistency across all our deliverables, while continuously empowering our employees to contribute towards their success and consequently ours.
The faint origins of the Tyford Estate can be traced back to a bygone century, where the entire region was planted with coffee in the year 1860. However, by the year 1885, the vast land and its surrounding property were converted into tea plantations. The incorporation of the Tyford Estate is accredited to Mr Henry Baker in the year 1915 which was then, taken over by our honourable Mr M.A Abraham, the founder of Aban group in 1993. By being the foremost tea producer, we built our reputation as one of the top-ranking estates in Southern India.
It was an English man named Henry Baker who bought over Tyford and incorporated it as a company in 1915. Later Mr M.A ABRAHAM founder of Aban group of companies & a great visionary took over the Tyford management in the year 1993 with an aim of making Tyford one of the best & beautiful tea garden of South India.
The current directors of the company are
Mrs Saley Abraham
Mr C.P Gopalkrishnan
Mr N. Venkat Ramanan
We are astute and determined planters with a strong team of experienced personnel committed to steering forward towards excellence. Our mission is encrusted with the staunch motivation to produce superior quality tea, and provide ample variety in them to cater to the likes and tastes of every consumer. To ensure the best in our endeavours, we continually assess taste, blend, and grade of our products to guarantee that every granule retains its unique flavour, grown in the contours of the Western Ghats. As a company that attests values of corporate social responsibility, we strive to make socially responsible investments and maintains sustainable practices to support our environment and the larger community.
WHAT WE HAVE
Visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk-through of our vast, charming perennial tea garden and often catch a glimpse of our skilled labourers plucking tea leaves across the wide expanse. A visit to the Tyford estate is incomplete without a peek-in to our tea factory and exploring the many activities that we offer.
Preservation of the flora, fauna and cultural heritage.
Visit to the tea gardens
Visit the tea factory whilst enjoying a front view of the process
Tea-tasting of our home-grown hybrids and blends
Enjoy quaint homestay nestled within the tea plantation
Plan your favourite holidays with the rolling spice valleys of Tyford Estate
Immerse yourself in the aromatic whiff of cardamom, clove and fresh vanilla pods
Visit to the Spice Gardens in Idukki
Enjoy our beautiful plantation tour blessed with dense tropical forests, green mountains, waterfalls and rivers
The tinkling sweep of pleasant winds amidst the tropical greenery makes Tyford a perfect spot for your holidays
We provide innovative packages to visitors to learn about crops, fruits & vegetables grown in the Tyford Estate
Explore the ample varieties of local produce
Guided trek and off-road trips to the waterfall or to the nearby landmarks
To witness the mesmerising beauty of Idukki, we offer a Paragliding tour with expert instructors
Natural Golf Course – one among the most beautiful and acknowledged natural golf courses in South India
Waterfalls – experience the beauty of pure scintillating springs.
Heritage Bungalows – well-maintained bungalows with all the luxurious amenities that you may want
Tent Tourism – experience the calm and clamour of nature, while residing in the heart of the green pastures
Fishing and boat riding facility
— The Valley of Wonders —
We Follow The Mantra of Quality
We follow the highest standards of safety and hygiene at our state of the art facility at Elappara.
Gathering the produce at the right stage using proper techniques and expertise.
Removal of extraneous matter to ensure that the product reaches our customers in the greatest hygienic conditions.
Removal of moisture by drying at controlled temperatures and at predetermined time lag, macerating and exposing the cell for oxidation, preserving the natural aroma, sizing and sorting. The process is monitored by our trained personnel using the GMP process.
The produce is packed (in differently sized packets to meet the needs of our customers) in automated packing machines using food grade packing materials as per international standards and maintains the highest hygiene, quality and freshness to cater to our customers.
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