Tea is the most consumed beverage after coffee and the consumer today are becoming more conscious about the exploitation factor in various parts industrial production procedures.The demand is always for a Fair trade and its biological nature.Be it food, garments, or any luxury item of which tea and coffee can be counted amongst many.Now amongst all the tea producers  Niroula Tea Farm has the fairest-trade principle for the laborers producing raw tea.Along with their harvest from an average sized ancestoral land, they also purchase their tea from the local farmers growing tea for some years now. The advantage for sellers of Niroula is that they get paid according to the weight of the tea which is a superior trade practice on contrary to the multinational company wage policies for the tea garden labors. The difference is vast as the farmers are paid around 90 Indian rupees for a kilo whereas the employees of the multinational companies who  harvest at least 30-35 kilograms during high seasons and are paid the minimum wages fixed according to the International Fair trade norms and the rates are fixed by the Government accordingly and i.e 167 Indian rupees in West Bengal and Assam which equivalent to € 2,30 for at-least 8 hours of bone-breaking hard word on the sloppy terrains of Darjeeling.

This new project has brought also a hope for the people in the corners where the companies  have been shut due to various reasons. Not only that it provides a new dimensions for the new entrepreneurs like Bhawesh who see it  differently and dares to build an entirely new idea to support the farmers and laborers in a more promising manner than seen and practiced before but also adds a better quality for the connoisseurs who love Darjeeling and its tea.


History, philosophy and the story of Niroula tea farm,


Darjeeling's only locally owned tea farm is located in the village of Poobong, around five miles from the historic hill station in Darjeeling.  It began around 2000 by a retired civil servant, Bikram Niraoula  who began growing tea as a hobby on his family’s ancestral land a few decades ago. Motivated by a dream and a social thought to solve the unemployment crisis, he has sown the seeds of hope by planting camellia Sinensis for employment generation to help eradicate the suffering of the villagers.

The farm also purchases its raw material from the surrounding closed gardens that resulted from the periodic agitations during political movements for a separate statehood Gorkhland to legitimate the national and global identity of the people residing in the hills of Darjeeling.
The tea is collected and processed in farm adding to the production.Hence, supporting the existence of many family in the affected tea gardens who were entirely dependent upon tea garden employment. Father's dream and vision has been implemented by the son who has been able to established this facility and
eased the local economy to an extend. A brand new world of hope accomplished by the farm for the local farmers and workers, paying according to the effort invested to make the champagne for the world, putting high attention to retain its organic nature.  A better and promising condition along with the facility to sell raw tea for the local farmers at the fairest price and condition should be the preference of ever tea connoisseurs around the globe.

By dealing with green gold, survival is not as secure as on can imagine despite a social and genuine idea due to colossal competitive modern market. ''Till now the grace of the almighty has helped me to stabilize and help the garden to contribute to a progressing economy'' says Bhawesh. The tea is available in our online store.
By choosing your right tea you contribute to the social enterprising and by drinking it will make you feel good.