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Teas from Sandakphu Tea Processors Will Carry USDA Organic Certificate

Denver, Colo. – June 8, 2017 – Nepali Tea Traders has announced that teas from its primary supplier, Sandakphu Tea Processors, will now carry the USDA and DAkks (German) organic certificates. The organic certification was provided by CERES, a leading international certifier, which confirmed that Sandakphu teas have no trace of synthetic chemicals or pesticides.

The teas, grown by smallholder farmers in the foothills of Ilam, have always been organically cultivated and processed. However, because of the expense involved with the certification, the Sandakphu cooperative chose not to pursue formal certification until recently. The inspection was completed in January, with certifications issued in late March.

“This is an important milestone for Nepali Tea Traders and our Sandakphu partners because it confirms the purity of our high mountain artisan teas,” said Maggie Le Beau, founder of Nepali Tea Traders. “We are proud that our primary supplier has met the rigorous standards of the one of the leading international certifiers. And, of course, we are delighted to continue to offer these healthy, delicious teas to our customers.”

The organic certification applies beginning with Sandakphu’s Spring 2017 teas, harvested in April and now available for sale from Nepali Tea Traders. These teas include Premium Spring Tippy, Spring White Buds, Jade Spring White and Black Pearl Oolong. Nepali Tea Traders will showcase these teas at next week’s World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. Le Beau will also feature the company’s Nepalese teas at the “World Origin Tasting Tour” providing both a presentation and sampling.

Information on the company’s full line of tea and gifts is available at www.NepaliTeaTraders.com.


About Nepali Tea Traders

Nepali Tea Traders is the first company in the United States to offer premium teas exclusively from small farms in the Ilam region of Nepal. Founded by CEO Maggie Le Beau and a group of Colorado social entrepreneurs, the company sells a variety of natural and organic teas grown at ideal altitudes of 4,000 to 8,000 feet. The company sells its artisan teas at tea shops and specialty grocery stores. Its full line of teas and gifts are also available for purchase at www.NepaliTeaTraders.com. The company’s mission is to help to build a sustainable tea economy in Nepal while
providing Nepal’s tea farmers fair prices and their fair share of the profit.