• R&D in all aspects of tea culture and manufacture
  • Transfer of technologies through its advisory network
  • Manufacture advisory service for total factory solution
  • Training courses
  • Publications
  • Soil testing
  • Water testing
  • Agrochemical testing
  • Manure testing
  • ISO/BIS ring test
  • Biochemical assessment of tea quality
  • Tea tasting

Research priorities are on the needs of the industry as well as futuristic challenges. The multidisciplinary R&D activities at Tocklai have been categorised into five groups, viz, Production, Plant improvement, Plant Protection, Quality and Environment & Ecology. In addition, there are externally funded and collaborative project.

The externally funded projects

Funding Agency Name of the Project
Tea Board (9th Plan) Bush Architechture
Studies on Heavy metals
Tea Germplasm
National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF) Endogenous growth hormones
Volatile Flavour components of Darjeeling teas
Sulphate of Potash Information Board (SOPIB), USA Comparative efficacy of Sulphate and Muriate of potash.
Tea Board (10th plan) Networking of advisory centers
Establishment of Quality testing laboratories
Catchment wise integrated drainage system
Product diversification & value added items
Soil organic matter on productivity
FAO Organic tea