Nepal Tea Collective launches Top of the World teas from one of the highest tea estates in the world.
Nepal Tea Collective, a public benefit corporation that distributes fresh organic teas worldwide, has now added four black teas processed from Bhakanje Tea Estate. The newly established tea estate is situated at 2350 meters (7713 feet) in elevation.
These Top of the World teas come from Solukhumbu, the region that houses the world’s tallest mountain. Each of the four loose-leaf teas comes directly from Likhupike rural municipality in Nepal. These latest addition to Nepal Tea Collective’s loose-leaf tea collection are their continued efforts to introduce authentic and diverse Nepali flavors worldwide by partnering with the farmers and the producers directly.
Nepal Tea Collective has partnered with the Himalayan Project Nepal (HIPRON), a project working in the Solukhumbu region for over a decade now. HIPRON’s effort to support the community resulted in establishing Bhakanje Tea Estate in 2019. Nepal Tea Collective is the first company to offer teas from the Everest region.
“The tea industry is riddled with middlemen repressing the potential income for the Nepali farmers. Nepal Tea Collective is excited to partner with the producers and farmers of Likhupike municipality in Solukhumbu and brings the Top of the World Teas to our global consumers,” says Nishchal Banskota, Founder and CEO of Nepal Tea Collective. “Before this, tea gardens in the mountainous region of Everest were unheard of. The teas in our Top of the World tea collection come directly from the backyard of the fledgling tea farmers and producers.”
“The black teas in our Top of the World tea collection represent our belief that teas are a catalyst for social change.” Grown in households located above 1800 meters (5906 feet) households and processed in a tea estate situated at 2350 meters (7713 feet).
Nepal Tea Collective currently offers all four black teas as a bundle named Top of the World Tea Collection at $50. Taste the flavors from Mount Everest here. They are also offering a virtual tea tasting with Kurt Lomborg, founder of HIPRON and Janaki Khadka, Tea Somellier and Project supervisor for HIPRON and Bhakanaje Tea Estate. The tickets are available here.