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White Tea Online | Kanan Devan Hills Plantations

Author: John Smith
by John Smith
Posted: Oct 21, 2018

White Tea is the most revered of all teas. One of the rarest teas in the world and once reserved for the nobility in China, this quintessence of tea is the latest Hollywood favorite. White Tea is the most subtle of all varieties of KDHP’s teas, using only the finest tea leaves from selected bushes. The minimal amount of processing, ensures maximum retention of Anti-Oxidants as compared to any other type of Tea. KDHP’s White Tea consists of buds that are covered with fine ‘silvery’ hairs that impart a light white/grey colour to the tea. This tea has a refreshing texture that is soft and airy on the palate.Carrying forward a lineage that dates back over 136 years to the British Colonial Raj era, the Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Private Limited (KDHP) succeeded Tata Tea Limited on 1st April, 2005, when the latter exited most of its plantations in Munnar to focus on the growth of its branded tea business. During the year 2004-2005, owing to the general crisis prevalent in the tea industry at the time, Tata Tea Ltd restructured and came up with a proposal to transfer its holdings in the Kanan Devan Hills Village. This was done as part of a restructuring exercise evolved through a detailed study, particularly taking note of the prevalent crisis in the tea industry.

Thus, the Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company was formed, making it the largest employee-owned tea company in the world. Encompassing the Participatory Management System of operations, where the shareholders of the company are mainly its employees - a novel concept in the plantation industry credited to the farsighted vision of the company's Founding Managing Director, Late. Mr. T.V. Alexander - about 60% of the subscribed share capital of the company is held by its employees, and almost 99.9% of its employees are shareholders of the company. With 12,000 plus employees and 12 departments governing the various functional areas of the company, KDHP covers a total area of 23,783 hectares, all located in the High Ranges of Idukki District in Kerala. As the largest tea corporate in South India, the company also occupies a prestigious place on the tea map of Kerala, constituting 24.3% of the total tea area in the State and accounting for 31.5% of the production in the State.

A unique feature of the Kanan Devan hills Plantations Company Pvt Ltd is the implementation of the Participatory Management System, introduced with a view to ensure full participation of the employees in the management of the company. As part of this three-tier structure that encompasses all the sections of the employees of the company, one worker representative and one staff representative are nominated as Directors on the Board of the company. The employees identified as the Best Worker and Best Staff in a year are nominated to the Board during the following financial year.

The name KDHP is synonymous with quality. Proof of this is the fact that the company has bagged numerous awards at the prestigious Golden Leaf India Awards, Southern Tea Competition since its inception. Unrelenting quality consciousness in all the operations is the cornerstone of our success.

The company had also bagged the award for ‘Best Fleet Operator’ in the Kerala state energy conservation awards in 2010.

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