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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, and three cups of tea are consumed for every one cup of coffee. We believe that tea deserves more attention than it gets in the office!
Nepal’s capital, is practically on the other side of the world from our home in Boston, making the time difference a whopping twelve hours. But, we pushed through the haze of jetlag and quickly prepared ourselves to continue traveling to the town of Ilam.
Himalayan Golden, our distinctive black tea was just named the top black tea in the North American Tea Championship. The independent, professionally judged tea competition named the best teas from around the world from 2014.