Bangladesh (approximately 60 000 hectars) produces tea in climactic condition which is often very difficult. The country produces 50 000 to 80 000 tons of tea, the majority destined for export. The principal district is Sylhet which, before the division of 1947, was located in Assam (India). As in Assam or in Cachar (a neighboring region which produces large quantities of tea), the plantations are located practically at sea level. The soil is acid, relatively poor and often flooded as the large Himalaya Rivers run through them. Nevertheless, the soil remains quite fertile. As in Assam, the harvests take place from March to November but the best harvests occur in June or July.
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