The Nepal Tea Story
Nischal Baskota was born on his father’s tea plantation, the Kanchanjangha Tea Estate, in Nepal in 1991. He attended college in the US and, after graduating with a CPA degree, he opened Nepal’s first tea bar. In 2016 he returned to the US to launch Nepal Tea and today offers an inviting array of freshly plucked, small-batch teas packed at their origin for maximum freshness.
Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty In Nepal
The Nepal Tea farm was established in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota, who had a vision of lifting his community out of poverty. More than 100 farmers pooled their land to join him at the time. As the company grew over the past 36 years, Baskota’s rural village of Phidim has transformed into a model organic community. Committed to making a difference, Nepal Tea now offers scholarship projects, a farmers co-op and thrift store, and a cow-bank project through the Nepal Tea Foundation.Shop Nepal Tea
Pure Tea, Sustainable Bamboo Pouches
Nepal Tea’s farmers hand-pluck their teas at an altitude of 4,000–6,000 feet—a pristine, pollution-free environment. They never use pesticides, and every crop is certified organic. Wanting to avoid using plastics in their packaging, the Nepal Tea team trained their farmers to weave beautiful tea pouches from local bamboo, a sustainable crop that grows in abundance in the area. The farmers earn extra income from the pouches, which are biodegradable and won’t end up in landfills. A win-win for the people and the planet!