International tea consultant Nigel Melican has recently been awarded the D.N Borbora Chair for Tea Quality and Manufacturing at the Tea Research Association of India. Tenure is for three years on a visiting basis at Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat & Nagrakata, The TTRI celebrated the TRA's 100 years' of tea research history reached in 2011 by inaugurating the Chair. D.N Borbora was an innovative tea engineer and the objective of the Chair named for him is to identify and lay foundations for tea processing research to guide the TRA's second century. http://www.worldteanews.com/news/tea-research-association-extends-honor-...
Nigel has 33 years' practical hands-on working experience in all aspects of the tea industry.
Specialties: Tea nursery and artisanal tea garden set up, tea industry carbon footprinting, sustainable manufacture techniques, technical trouble shooting, technical auditing & benchmarking, sourcing & exporting quality tea clones, tea process value addition, tea R&D, tea industry mechanization & automation, COP reduction, marginal area tea growing, tea entrepreneur mentoring, artisanal and handmade tea crafting, confidential tea related investigations, tea industry expert witness, and trend spotting.