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Enjoy finest organic teas from the Himalayas, improve the lives of farmers and educate their children.
Enjoy finest organic teas from the Himalayas, improve the lives of farmers and educate their children.
Enjoy finest organic teas from the Himalayas, improve the lives of farmers and educate their children.
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Tea from Nepal: The Best Kept Secret In The Tea Industry

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Nepal Tea brings the finest, organic and high mountain teas from the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, the third highest mountain in the world. We take responsibility for the entire supply chain – from production to packaging and distribution – and eliminate the middlemen who provide sub-par values to poor farmers in Nepal while increasing costs for the consumers. Not only do we empower our farmers economically by providing them better revenues, but also uplift them socially by providing free housing, free education to their children and distributing cows for additional income. 

 

A) Expand our social model:

We will provide educational scholarship to 50 additional children, so they can go to school for free and distribute cows to more than 10 families in the Panchthar region of Nepal, so they invest in their children's future and earn extra income. You can help our social cause by supporting this Kickstarter campaign.

In addition, we will expand our network and provide fair prices to more farmers. This will ensure economic empowerment of more farmers who have been exploited by middlemen till now.  

B) Establish a physical location in the US 

You will be helping us create an identity for the teas from Nepal. For decades, Nepali teas have been sold as Darjeeling teas, and Nepali tea did not have any recognition around the world. We aim to change that. You will also enable us to have an organic certified warehouse in the US. Through our physical establishment, we will be able to share the tea drinking culture and history of Nepal. Most importantly, people will be able to come in and taste the unique teas from Nepal. The current plan is to lease a space in Downtown Jersey City, NJ (10 mins from Manhattan).

 

 Organic Tea From Nepal

 Teas from our garden

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Exclusive Rewards: 

You get some exclusive rewards only offered through this Kickstarter campaign – 12 month subscription, naming rights in our tea farm, and opportunity to leave a legacy.

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Nepal Tea was conceived in May 2016, when Nishchal came back to the US from his trip to his homeland, Nepal. He stayed on the tea farm, which his father started in 1984. After seeing the impact tea-farming had on the community – he wanted to expand on the idea and start a social venture that not only promotes organic teas from Nepal, but also enriches the lives of farmers and creates sustainable communities.

 

We are Nishchal Banskota and Sashreek Shrestha, two college graduates and are interested in social development. We are both Nepalese and see the opportunity to improve the lives of people in our homeland and put Nepal's tea on the world map.

We believe that better farming practices lead to higher quality teas that are both healthy for the consumer and provide great value. In addition, it can bring real changes – improve the economic conditions of people and create sustainable communities. With this vision, Nepal Tea is initiating and expanding its social projects.

First Certified Organic Tea Garden

The tea farm (Kanchanjangha Tea Estate) was established by in 1984 by Nishchal's father, and is Nepal’s 1st certified organic tea garden. All our teas are 100% organic.

 

Unique Model

Our tea estate has already provided free education to more than 2,300 children and 96 are currently in this year’s program. We have distributed 176 cows to the local farmers.

This is a result of allocating our sales to create such social and sustainable initiatives. Still, there is a long way to go, and we believe that tea has the potential to empower thousands of people in Nepal.

Currently in Nepal,

With an investment of $32,000 (our Kickstarter goal), we can build sustainable communities that are more capable of educating their children and improving their lifestyle.

 

 

 

 Learn More About Rewards

 

Kanchanjangha Noir, Ganesha Green and Kumari Gold (50g pouches each)
Kanchanjangha Noir, Ganesha Green and Kumari Gold (50g pouches each)

 

Upper left to right: Kathmandu Cosmos, Green Pearls, Silver Yeti, Nepali Breakfast. Down left to right: Kanchanjangha Verde, Nettle in the Kettle, Shangri-La Oolong, White Prakash
Upper left to right: Kathmandu Cosmos, Green Pearls, Silver Yeti, Nepali Breakfast. Down left to right: Kanchanjangha Verde, Nettle in the Kettle, Shangri-La Oolong, White Prakash

 

Tri-Dosha & Mystique Melange – Two of our unique tea blends (only in pyramid teabags)
Tri-Dosha & Mystique Melange – Two of our unique tea blends (only in pyramid teabags)

 

Pyramid teabags boxes
Pyramid teabags boxes

 

 

 

Heather Porter:

http://www.hanamichiflowerpath.com/search/label/Nepal%20Tea%20LLC

John Bickel:

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.com/2016/10/black-and-oolong-teas-from-nepal.html

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.com/2016/10/kanchanjangha-estate-nepalese-teas.html

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.com/2016/11/silver-yeti-silver-tips-style-tea-from.html

SororiTea Sisters:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/01/12/silver-yeti-from-nepal-tea-llc/

Tea Necromancer (Amanda Freeman):

http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2017/01/nepal-tea-white-prakash-tea-review.html

http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2017/02/nepal-tea-kathmandu-cosmos-tea-review.html

Oolong Owl:

http://oolongowl.com/nepal-tea-kickstarter-tea-review/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The tea needs to be transported from Nepal, and there might be transportation bottlenecks that might delay the delivery date.

As we are operating several social projects, we need constant source of revenue to sustain them.

An unsuccessful campaign would prevent us from fulfilling our promises to expand our social initiative. We will still be bringing teas from our garden and sustain our current model.

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    Be Involved

    Receive 2 individual pyramid tea bag samples, a thank you note and get updates on our progress.

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    • Pyramid Teabag Samples
    • Thank You Note
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    Nepal Tea Member

    Join the tea revolution. Choose between a pouch of tea of your choice (50g – serves approx. 25 cups) or a box of 10 individually wrapped pyramid tea bags of your choice.

    Includes:
    • 50g Pouch of Tea OR 1 Pyramid Teabag Box
    • Thank You Note
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    EARLY BIRD Collection

    Receive a sampler collection that features 11 different variety of tea from our garden. (6g each)

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    • 11 Different Variety of Teas (11x6g)
    • Thank You Note
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    Nepal Tea Gift Set

    Everything you need to sip a cup of tea. Choose either 2 pouches of tea of your choice (2x50g – serves approx. 50 cups) or 2 boxes of tea of your choice (2x10 individually wrapped pyramid tea bags). You also get a Nepal Tea Cup.

    Includes:
    • 2 Pouches of Loose-leaf Tea (2x50g) OR 2 Pyramid Teabag Boxes
    • Nepal Tea Cup
    • Thank You Note
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    Nepal Tea Gift Set II

    You'll want to share it with your friends and family, so how about a bigger set? You get
    3 pouches of tea of your choice (3x50g – serves approx. 75 cups) and 2 Nepal Tea cup.

    Includes:
    • 50g Pouches of Looseleaf Tea
    • Nepal Tea Cup
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    Limited Edition Collection

    Only 100 are available, so get it ASAP!

    A Limited Edition Nepal Tea Gift Collection, which features 12 different loose leaf tea and 4 different pyramid tea bag blends. (The loose leaf are 6g each.)

    This collection will include the rarest tea from Nepal: Golden Needle.

    Includes:
    • 11 Different Variety of Teas (11x6g)
    • 5 Individual Pyramid Teabags
    • Golden Needle (6g)
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    Half Year of Teas

    Receive 2 pouch (1 oz. each) of specialty tea every month for 6 months.

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    • 2 Pouches of Tea Every Month (1oz. each)
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    12 Month Subscription

    Receive 2 pouch (1 oz. each) of specialty tea every month for a year.
    Exclusive to Kickstarter: A Boreal Wildcraft mug in the first box.

    Includes:
    • 2 Pouches of Tea Every Month (1oz. each)
    • 440ml Boreal Wildcraft Mug
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    The TM Guru

    The TM Guru
    Support one of our farmers to learn and practice Transcendental Meditation (TM).

    We care about the well-being of our farmers and TM is absolutely fulfilling in the aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health. The people are calm and relaxed throughout the day and are in better working condition through TM. With your help, we help them to work better and produce better results
    Special Thanks to Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation (NMVF)

    You also get a special sampler set of all of our teas.

    Includes:
    • Sponsor TM to one farmer
    • A Special Sampler Set of all our teas
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    The Educator and Half a Year of Tea

    Add another child to the scholarship program and cover the entire educational cost. You will be directly sponsoring a year of educational fees for a child. We will sustain the scholarship for the coming years. Your contribution bring real change in the community. You will get the profile of the child (general info) you are providing education scholarship along with updates on his/her progress and educational milestones.

    Half a year of tea: You will get 6 Pouches of tea (50g each) delivered each month for half a year.

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    • 50g Pouches of Looseleaf Tea
    • Sponsor education for one child
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    The Philanthropist and a Year of Tea

    Support one of our farmers by gifting them a cow. You are giving them an extra source of income and changing their lives!

    A picture of the farmer receiving the cow will be sent to you.

    A Year of tea: You will get 12 Pouches of Tea, each delivered every month for a year.

    Includes:
    • Sponsor a cow for one family
    • 12× 50g Pouches of Looseleaf Tea
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    Own the Rights

    A plot of 100 tea bushes will be named after you. We will erect a sign board with your name and send you a picture of it.

    You get 5 pounds of tea.

    You also get the first offer to buy at least 50 pounds of tea every season.

    Includes:
    • 5 Pounds of Tea
    • A plot of 100 tea bushes named after you
    • Rights to buy 50lbs of tea every season
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    The Big Buyer

    An area of 1000 tea plants will be named after you.

    We will erect a sign board with your name in your exclusive plot of tea.

    You get the Entire First Harvest from your plot.

    Can be processed to your specification and shipped once the plants are ready for harvest and plucking.

    You have the option to create a custom brand/private label for the teas from your plot. We will feature your story and brand on our website.

    After you receive the first harvest, you will have the first offer to buy the teas from your plot every season.

    Includes:
    • A plot of 1000 tea bushes named after you
    • Entire first harvest from your plot
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    Journey to Nepal + Naming Rights

    This is a 7-day personalized trip with Nishchal, and Reward #9 "Own the Rights" is also included. The current schedule:

    Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.
    Day 2: Tour around the historic valley.
    Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur. Drive to Kanchanjangha Tea Estate.
    Day 4: Journey through the tea farms. Dinner with the farmers. Walk around the tea village.
    Day 5: First-hand experience of the tea production process in Nepal. See how the processing is done, and the taste the final product.
    Day 6: Back to Kathmandu.
    Day 7: Departure

    Remember to make room for the 5 pounds of tea in the return luggage!

    The itinerary is flexible and we will work the details with you. You can stay longer than than the trip, but you will have to cover your expenses for the additional days. International Airfare is not included.

    Includes:
    • Food and Accomodation
    • Domestic Airfare and Travel Expenses within Nepal
    • 5 Pounds of Tea
    • A plot of 100 tea bushes named after you
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    The Village Builder

    We will design and construct a sustainable eco-house that can perfectly fit a family of four. The house will have 2 rooms, one kitchen and a bathroom.

    We will create a plaque in your name in the house.

    Includes:
    • A House Built In Your Name
    • A plot of 1000 tea bushes named after you
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