It isn't an option to travel to India at the moment, but it is still possible to enjoy a taste of the exotic with Tea India’s new regional single-estate tea range. These four blends of regional teas are sourced from some of India's most established tea growers.
Lisa Worthington, Head of Marketing Tea India comments, “Never has a sense of wanderlust been so prevalent in our everyday lives and Tea India’s Regional Single-Estate Tea Range taps into the need for travel.
We have been working with some of India’s most established growers for years and the launch of this new range is the next natural step for our brand.”
The Specialty Tea Range single estate teas include:
Nilgiri - Dark and aromatic
Grown high in the Nilgiri Hills in the southernmost part of India, the mix of soil and climate provide perfect conditions for growing this delicious, full flavoured tea
Darjeeling - Delicate and citrusy
The champagne of teas! Darjeeling is grown on the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. Sourced from the Badamtam tea garden, only small amounts of this medium bodied, highly aromatic tea is grown each year which makes it extra special
Assam - Malty and strong
Single estate Assam tea is sourced from the Margherita tea gardens in the low lying plains of the Brahmaputra River delta. Grown at low levels ensures a full-bodied, malty taste and a lovely deep coloured liquor. What more could you ask?
Kashmiri Kahwa - Aromatic green tea with cinnamon and rose petals
Traditional drink from the Kashmir region. Kahwa means ‘sweetened tea’ , an exotic blend of Indian green tea, infused with herbs and spices. Of the samples I was sent to try, this one is my favourite - it is has such a glorious flavour.
Action Village India
Tea India is proud of its close relationships with Indian tea growers and the authenticity it brings to all its ranges. As part of its commitment to supporting its growers, Tea India teas are ethically sourced. What's more, Tea India supports Action Village India which supports 900 girls in rural Indian communities to continue their secondary education. The girls, between 12 and 17 years old, would have to drop out of school without the funds provided through support given. Due to discriminatory gender norms, the status of women and girls in certain regions of India remains low. Severe poverty also limits their access to education. Action Village India allows these girls a greater chance of escaping poverty, building their confidence, feeling empowered and living healthier and more productive lives. The project is based in Jharkhand and Bihar, regions where education levels are quite low, particularly for girls. Their education is a step in improving their and their families lives and the growth and sustainability of their communities.
All teabags are biodegradable, made from plant-based material PLA, derived from wood pulp and vegetable starch. It is sustainably sourced and industrially compostable, meaning teabags can be put in food waste or garden waste bins. The foil pouch used to keep the tea bags fresh inside the carton is also biodegradable.
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