Indian Tea Travelogue...No. 3. Village of the Singpo tribe～～～～～～～～ In 1823, he told Major Robert Bruce of Scotland about the existence of tea trees. This is the village of Veesagam, the chief of the Singpo tribe who gave seeds and saplings to A Bruce. Currently protected by the Indian government as "the people who gave tea", about 50,000 people live. Margarita is just over 3 hours drive from Dibrugarh. Arrive at the Ecolodge (Singpo Tribal Accommodation) and be welcomed. They will wear traditional costumes and show you tea, cooking, dancing and how to make traditional Singpo tea.