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Tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kunze] is an aromatic beverage yielding perennial plant. The manufactured tea is commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it records the most widely consumed drink all over the world. India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China, including the famous Assam tea and Darjeeling tea. However, as the Indian subcontinent is mostly rain fed and the cropping season also needs a moist climate with alternating wet and dry periods, the micro-climate prevailing the region is, thus, prune for the establishment of major tea pathogens like Fusarium solani, responsible for Fusarium die-back disease. Present findings illustrated the impact of an incubation period of 60 days for maximum decomposition (up to 17.4% over untreated control) of the Fusarium treated tea twigs. Nectria formation after 60 days of incubation and softening of stem tissue indicated the decomposition of the fungus treated twigs due to the prominent growth of F. solani. Three replicates were maintained at each case and all the data were statistically designed.