“We want to do good, not just for ourselves, but for our customers and for our tea growers,” Pranab explained to us a few months ago. When we heard about how he and his brother, Pallab aspired to develop organic tea in their village in Assam, we knew we had to learn more about their story.
A few weeks later we were sipping tea with Pallab and his family in the village of Panchnoi where we learned about how they developed organic tea farming practices and were looking to bring the rich taste of Assamese tea to the world.
Vrikshayurveda is the ancient Indian science of plant life, a body of knowledge that has been systematically compiled in the form of 325 Sanskrit slokas in a text named VRIKSHAYURVEDA by Surapala approximately 1000 years ago..The small growers of Golaghat have demonstrated that the methods of vrikshayurveda are suited to tea, paddy and vegetable farming. They have achieved excellent results within a short period of time with only a modest financial investment. Their gardens and farms are now totally organic and some have been certified as organic.
If you never tasted organic Assam handmade tea before, it's time you do so. Let's admit it, machines will never be able to fully replace people. Unless we really let them. Passion, attention to details, effort and love are not something you can just plug into electricity or fuel with gasoline. You need to have a heart. This is exactly why handmade teas are more valuable from machine harvested and processed. Are we letting world to lose its heart? So, what is the difference? Why should we care?
The leaves of Assam tea come from the Camellia Sinensis and a fine tea brewed from it is very relishing, especially in the mornings. The state of Assam is the largest producer of black tea in India and about one in five people here are employed in tea production. This tea variety is exported to many countries and many tea blends use it as an important ingredient.