Nepali Tea Traders Blog

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5 Ways to Say “I Love You”

February 11, 2020 2 min read

We know love expands beyond just tea—and in fact, there are so many expressions of love that it would be hard to capture them all!

Fortunately, someone did it for us.

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Masala Chai Tea

The Authentic Masala Chai Recipe You’ll Love

January 23, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

Masala chai is the harmonic blend of spicy-sweet, milky goodness. Diehard drinkers will tell you they know the “best recipe” because they discovered it in a book, or it was handed down through generations of perfecting.

 

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New York Times article on Nepali Tea

Our 2019 Yearbook + the Real Meaning of Namaste

December 09, 2019 2 min read

Explore photos and sentiments from 2019—and discover the layered meaning of our company’s favorite word, Namaste.

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Thanksgiving’s Legacy | The joy of giving and receiving

Thanksgiving’s Legacy | The joy of giving and receiving

November 04, 2019 2 min read

The year was 1620. Pilgrims and adventurers packed onto the Mayflower in hopes of discovering new land. Their destination, the “New World,” promised complete freedom of religion and land ownership—something that appealed to religious separatists and risk-taking entrepreneurs.

 

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Himalayan golden black tea pouring in cup

The Journey Of A Tea Leaf | From Nepal To Your Cup

October 15, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

Wonder what it’s like to be a tea leaf? Map its path from plantation to plucking to packaging. You’ll discover just how far it traveled to arrive in your steaming cup.

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NTT 101: A QUICK LESSON IN TEA (+ A POP QUIZ)

NTT 101: A QUICK LESSON IN TEA (+ A POP QUIZ)

September 10, 2019 3 min read

With a topic as ancient as tea, it’s difficult to time travel and confirms who steeped the first pot. But we researched myths, legends, and facts to deliver the information worth studying.

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Trade, Not Aid | Why Social Enterprise Matters

Trade, Not Aid | Why Social Enterprise Matters

August 21, 2019 2 min read

The country of Nepal is poor, and its hardworking farmers are grossly underpaid. On top of that, girls are pulled from schools to help their families work the fields—which means a disruption (and sometimes end) to their education.
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Things To Know About NTT Drinkers

Things To Know About NTT Drinkers

July 15, 2019 3 min read

Right now, someone across the world is sipping tea from Nepali Tea Traders (NTT). Our community has become so vast and international, that we started to ask ourselves: Who are we drinking with?

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The New York Times Plucked Us for A Story | On Darjeeling, Nepali Innovation, And More

The New York Times Plucked Us for A Story | On Darjeeling, Nepali Innovation, And More

June 03, 2019 2 min read

As rare as our teas maybe, a feature in the New York Times is even rarer—and yet here we are, quoted among other loose-leaf tea revolutionaries!
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“Tea’s Ready!” Our Favorite Caffeinated Stories

“Tea’s Ready!” Our Favorite Caffeinated Stories

May 09, 2019 2 min read

“We were very young and into music,” recalls Rabin Joshi, Co-Owner and President of Nepali Tea Traders. “We’d come over in our motorbikes at the junction [tea bar], we’d order tea, and talk about music. By the time we left, we’d finished five to six cups of Masala chai---each!”
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Tea Is Following The Trends Of Wine | Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Is Following The Trends Of Wine | Nepali Tea Traders

July 27, 2018 2 min read

Tea is similar to wine in the way that it has seasonality and terroir, which creates a story behind each cup’s flavor. This makes it an excellent substitute for wine if you are looking for an interesting beverage, minus the alcohol. Our culture seems to have picked up on tea’s versatility, which has let to tea actually following the trends that we see in the wine industry!

 

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Tea And Terroir | How Growing Location Affects Tea’s Flavor

Tea And Terroir | How Growing Location Affects Tea’s Flavor

June 29, 2018 2 min read

Terroir describes the different environmental factors that contribute to the flavor and character of a product. The term was originally used by French winemakers and comes from the French “Terre” meaning land. While it was originally used to describe wine, the term has been adopted into the tea, coffee, cheese, and chocolate industries now.
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