Behind some of the leading tea plantations in South India has been one name Matheson Bosanquet or MB. For over 7 decades we have been managing tea plantations and offering our services as Plantation Advisors
Matheson Bosanquet started in the early 1920s and was originally christened as Estates and Agencies Ltd back in 1927 by Jardine Matheson of London. It was set up to manage and advise plantations in South India. The Matheson name came in 1950 when the company was appointed as the sole buying and shipping agent for Typhoo.
The company is backed by a trained team of professionals and agricultural graduates. A fully scientific and analytic approach is given to all key areas of field management, soil fertility, bush husbandry, pest and disease control, plucking policy etc, and each area is given equal emphasis.
As a result, our yields have been showing a consistent and marked increase. Besides, our Estates have bagged a number of Tea Board awards including those for the highest yield.
We have a proven consistent track record of producing fine and quality Orthodox and CTC tea as per our customer’s requirements. Our Tea Estates are internationally bench marked for quality and ethical standards. We endeavor to produce quality teas that consistently command respect, trust and loyalty from consumers through sustained efforts at maintaining world class standards, research and development in plantation and adoption of latest technology.
We strive to run a business that has a human face and we value our environment, our people, our product, our plantation practices and above all our customers.
Adoption of modern plantation techniques and practices that enhance yield and quality.
Successful management of contingencies like drought and flood within the estates and with our grower associates.
Maintain consistent quality in all grades of tea produced at our estates.
To provide at all times reliable services to our existing and expanding customer base.
Include at all times opportunities for the workforce to experience a better life style.
We have established a Vocational Training Centre to impart training in vocational skills to our workers children including those from neighboring estates. Here they are taught spoken English, Hindi, Computers, Tailoring, and skills to enhance their personality, as well as coping skills in the work place. We also arrange placement in jobs after completion of training programs. In our continuous endeavor to improve, we have switched to the usage of environmentally friendly pesticides and banned the use of certain chemicals to eliminate even traces of harmful residue.
The same stringent quality controls are exercised in our factories whether they be traditional processes or those being replaced by modern machinery. As active participants of the Ethical Tea Partnership and Ethical Trading Initiative, we are totally committed to responsible business practices in our tea plantations and trading activities.
“There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims
MathesonBosanquet, having its registered office in Bangalore, started in the early 1920s. It was originally christened as Estates and Agencies Ltd back in 1927 by Jardine Matheson of London.
Matheson Bosanquet Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
26/1, Sua House, Kasturba Cross Road
Bangalore – 560 001