Tinsukia is vey famous for its Tea Gardens. Endless stretches of Tea Gardens are very pleasing to the eyes. The greenery encompasses the traveller till he is awestruck. The Tea Gardens here are perhaps the best in the world. In 1823, the British first discovered tea plants in Sadiya and the first tea plantation was started in Chabua of Tinsukia District. (The name Chabua comes from "Chah-Buwa" /tea plantation). There are a large number of tea gardens in the Tinsukia district. The number of tea gardens will be around 120 and the number of small tea Growers have to be around 11000 and the numbers are continuously increasing.