More than one third of all tea auctioned in India is handled by J.
Thomas. The company holds auctions at all leading centres in India with branches at
Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Siliguri, Cochin, Coonoor, Coimbatore and
Bangalore and correspondents in all auction centres worldwide: Colombo, Chittagong,
Mombasa, Jakarta, Limbe.
This is a refined and specialised skill and is an intrinsic part of
auctioning. The subtle and varied nuances of every invoice of tea is first tasted, judged
and valued by tea tasters before offering at auctions.
Tea auctions are like specialised supermarkets
where every conceivable quality and variety is available. Therefore each buyer, with his
own individual requirements can source teas through one point, the Auctioneer acting as
guarantor of this transaction. The system encourages free competition,
ensuring a transparent price to the buyer and guaranteed payment to the producer.
J. Thomas renders financial assistance by providing 'bridging'
finance to tea companies to meet their working capital requirements, also for leasing
plant, machinery, capital goods and other infrastuctural assets.
Tea Consultancy & Plantation
Services India (P) Ltd.
technical and commercial advice to tea estates in India and abroad on productivity,
quality and financial management.
The company publishes annual market reviews, analyses and provides tea statistics which are highly regarded by the
international tea community, local and federal governments and several other agencies
worldwide. J. Thomas publications are the most comprehensive in the industry.