Class 10 English Chapter 5 Glimpses of India – Tea From Assam Summary
Tea from Assam’ is a story written by Arup Kumar Datta. It starts with two friends, Rajvir and Pranjal travelling to Assam. on their way, they bought tea from a roadside vendor. While sipping the tea, Rajvir tells Pranjal that people drink over eighty crore cups of tea throughout the world in a day. Rajvir thoroughly engoyed the beautiful and serene scenery of Assam. Consisting of tea plantations and bushes, while Pranjol was busy in reading detective book. Assam has the largest tea plantations.
There are many legends associated with discovering the tea for the first time. According to Chuinese legend, a few leaves of tea accidentally fell in a pot of boiling hot the water. The emperor liked the delicious flavour of liquid. This is how it came into existence. As per Indian legend, Buddhist Monk, Bodhidharma cut off his eyelids as to avoid sleep during meditation. In no time, ten tea plants grew out of his eyelids and when these leaves were put in hot water, it helped is banishing sleep.
Pranjol’s father was amazed at Rajvir’s knowledge about tea plantations. Both of them got down at mariani Junction and went to Dhekiabari tea Estate. There they saw women plucking tea leaves. Pranjol’s father had come to receive both of them. Pranjol’s father was amazed at Rajvir’s knowledge about tea plantations.
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