Nepal is home to beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, and kind, generous people; it is one also of the poorest countries in the world. Nepali farmers are often paid below market value by buyers who want to sell their tea as premium Darjeeling tea.
We’ve seen the impact that comes from investing in Nepali tea. The tea that grows at high altitudes grows more slowly, creating complex flavors and high levels of antioxidants. We pay Nepali tea farmers a competitive wage so that they have the means to support their families and grow their businesses. We also are committed to Farmer Education, teaching sustainable practices so that they can continue to support themselves through this world-class tea.
Paying fair wages and profit-sharing, educating farmers, and investing part of every purchase into Nepali communities makes a valuable impact. A stable wage leads to improved living conditions for Nepali farmers and their families. This means that families have more money to send their kids to school. More education provides more opportunities for children, as they grow up, to break the poverty cycle. This improved economy also increases the ability to hire doctors, giving everyone in the community better access to healthcare.
A purchase from Nepali Tea Traders does not just get you a delicious cup of tea with complex flavors. It allows you to become a Conscious Consumer, putting your money towards an environmentally and socially friendly product that makes a difference.