Tea Estate is situated at Machkhowa near the Arunachal Pradesh
Hills in the North Lakhimpur District of Assam. The Garden was
purchased on 4th January 1908 by Srimati Suchandi
Devi wife of Srijut Someswar Sarmah of Bezgaon village of
sellers were Englishmen from Manchester, England by the names
of Mr. Emmolt Barlow, Baronet M.J. Frank Barlow and Mr.
William MacDonald. These gentlemen were partners in a trading
firm named Barlow Tea located at 37, Strand Street, Calcutta.
Orthodox teas were manufactured at this estate and were sent to
Calcutta Auctions by ships. Srijut Someswar Sarmah, a pioneer
Assamese tea planter and also Superintendent of English Tea
Company called Maobondha Tea Co. managed the garden. It was handed
over to his son Srijut Romeswar Sarmah and subsequently by his
grand son Srijut Debeswar Sarmah.
Tea Estate has a modern fully automatic tea factory which
produces at present 7 lacs kg of Black CTC teas which are of
the finest quality. Madhupur Tea Estate teas rank in the top
position in the honours list of best Assam teas.
Borajan Tea Estate:
Borajan Tea Estate
is located in the same area and is close to Madhupur Tea Estate. This
tea garden was newly re-planted by the present Managing Director Sri Abhijit Sarmah in the year 1986
and the quality tea clones as approved by Tocklai. The
leaf from this estate is manufactured at Madhupur Tea Factory.
Oating Tea Estate:
Tea Estate is located in the quality belt of Golaghat district
of Assam. It was first purchased by Srijut Someswar Sarmah
from erstwhile Jorehaut Tea Co. in 1896. Initially only
orthodox teas were manufactured which were sent to Calcutta
Auctions by ships. This tea estate was jointly managed by
family members and in 2000 it was
singularly purchased by Sri Abhijit Sarmah, the present
Managing Director of Madhupur T.E. (Pvt.) Ltd. Since then, the
estate has undergone extensive re-plantation of superior
quality tea clones and seeds and this work
is continuing. It has a modern automatic tea factory which produces 8 lacs
kg of Black
CTC teas at present. Oating teas are gaining popularity in the
Guwahati Auctions among the buyers.