A small tea farm in the interiors of Naharhaku Village which is believed to be one of the best regions for tea cultivation in Upper Assam, having some of the most known and popular century old large tea estates in the nearby areas. This garden was planted by our farmer Mr Lakyajit's father in early 90s like any other small grower to sell green leaves to the nearby factories. My Lakhyajit came in contact with our group farmer Mr Rana in 2016 which inspired him to set-up a factory for his organic produce. Today he has been producing some of the finest signature Assam black teas and our experimental stations have played an important role in training Mr Lakhyajit on different black tea production styles.
A small newly plated tea farm up in the foothills of Himalaya at 3500 feet in the extreme interiors of Arunachal Pradesh has been planted by Mr Tabem in 2011 in a patch of land where he used to cultivate vegetable. Arunachal is a very thinly populated state, therefore the whole farm is looked after by Mr Tabem and his family right from plucking to processing. The farm is surrounded by rivers on 2 sides and covered by dense forests on all the sides. We have set up a micro tea processing unit in 2018 which also serves as the first experimental station for our Arunachal chapter. It does produce a very distinct cup of Black tea.
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.
It was in 2000 that Bermiok Rinpoche a scion of the distinguished Bermiok Densapa family, which is renowned for its staunch Buddhist roots and impeccable years of service to Sikkim’s administration, decided to professionally manage a private small organic tea estate in Sikkim. It took them nearly two years to make the land cultivable and while doing that they preserved the existing eco-system of
A lush green tea village on the mountain slopes of the Himalaya in Darjeeling at 5500 ft above sea level, known as Mandal Gaon. Like any other small tea grower in Darjeeling Mr Moktan also used to sell green leaves to the nearby tea factory but he hardly had any control over the price. With the liberalisation of the tea plantation laws in Darjeeling, Moktan also took to tea plantation organically.
The small bio-organic tea garden in Chota Poobong is situated in the mystical hills of the Himalayas, surrounded by a beautiful tea garden in the south and a magnificent reserve forest. In 2000 an ardent tea lover Bikram Niroula from Chota Pubung initiated and planted a small tea farm organically. His son Bhawesh Niroula soon started a tea factory which procures green leaves from nearly 190 small
An enterprising man Mr. Rebo (now a retired school teacher), planted some tea bushes during the 90s in a small plot of land in his village in Galakey Valley, Assam. He was probably the first in his village to plant teas in such small scale. Mr Rebo even though was a school teacher wanted to grow teas in a small patch of land which he inherited from his father. He took help from the tea garden labo
Neelamalai is a small family-run single estate, high mountain (2,000m/6,800ft) tea farm located in the Nilgiri Mountains. The high elevation, abundant monsoon rains, and rich volcanic soil are ideal for growing teas in Nilgiris. Nilgiri tea is known for its smooth and aromatic high altitude teas. Neelamalai uses only organic and sustainable agriculture methods in their small organic farm. The farm
Although documentary evidence dating back to 350 BC prove that tea had its origins in China, there have been speculations of tea being consumed in India as well, albeit in different forms. Contrary to the popular misconception, tea was not really an “imported/foreign” crop, but is an indigenous plant of India. If not for thousands of years, tea has been an integral part for atleast 900 years i