One of our newer suppliers in the last few years is a small natural tea grower’s initiative founded in 2015 which trains, supports and promotes marginalized tea farmers across Assam and Darjeeling. It has since spread to emerging tea producing regions like Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nilgiri, Manipur and Mizoram.
These farmers have adopted traditional cultivation techniques which have been passed on through generations, shunning the use of harmful and expensive chemicals in order to preserve the soil for the future generations. While most of the farmers can’t afford to have organic certification, their cultivation techniques are far above organic standards and have passed extensive chemical tests.
As well, these teas are handcrafted by the tea growers themselves and produced with minimal mechanical intervention yielding remarkable teas with unique flavours. The initiative also helps sustain the organic revolution by supporting more farmers to become self-sustainable entrepreneurs and thereby raise their living standards.
It was during the early 90s when the tea plantation rule became liberal and small private farmers were allowed to grow tea plants to sell green leaves to the large factories, Late Mr Ramesh along with his son Mr Sailen took to tea plantation in a small patch of land measuring around 2 acres. Today Mr Sailen adopts natural & sustainable cultivation methods passed on through generations and have been able to set up a micro tea processing unit which as also serves as our experimental station to research on different tea productions. Some of the finest crafts from Assam comes from this farm.
You can read about other farms in the initiative and their work here
Whatever your taste, enjoy your tea!
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