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Creating experimental batch teas; not curating

With a dynamic drift towards urbanization, it is hard to imagine the artisanal small tea growers not being able to handover this living legacy to their successors. This shift might most certainly lead to shortages of skilled tea artisans and an aging population. Will there be a fraction of population interested in tea cultivation anymore? To re-enliven the glory of this art and make tea making attractive, the creative side needs to be explored for appealing to the interests of the present and future generation to continue this legacy.

 

Aiming at reaching towards the larger goal, we are working towards developing a new line of experimental teas. Every tea season or flush the club shall be curated and hosted by one grower who will present one experimental run of the limitedly produced batch of tea. This would not yield any economic benefits to the grower, however this is an encouragement and an appreciation of what they are trying to accomplish. This lot is not contended at what they have, they want to go out and do more and need a tiny bit of support to make them realize it.

 

As it is produced at a very limited quantity of not more than 4-5kgs, it won't be available in our shop teas section. The members can order this tea via/ from this section. Also, orders would be accepted until stocks last. Grower of the next season or flush will be declared in advance and orders would be accepted by 15th of every month. The club members will receive 50-75 grams of finely crafted single origin teas created by these progressive small tea growers. Every sip will take you to a beautiful intuitive journey to a tea garden.

 

*The monthly club will be commencing soon from the first flush 2020.  

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What includes in farm visit?

Tea farm visits are experiential stays at a local setting that includes tea processing workshops, local food and fabric workshops, local tours of the villages herein and of course the love and affection from the amicable families of our growers and workers.


Experiential Stay
Your stay will be arranged at a community-led cottage run by a Buddhist monastery. The monastery was built by Thai community migrated hundreds of years ago from the province of Thailand. The cottages are constructed using local vernacular materials, we would love to tell you more about it on your visit.


Tea Workshops
During your stay, you will attend a two-day workshop on tea processing. The workshop will include a hands-on experience of every step of the tea making process, from harvesting leaves to producing tea. The workshop shall be conducted by one of our grower partners. By the end of the workshop, you shall be brewing your self-processed tea and take some back with you as a memory from your visit and of the time spent at the garden.


Cooking with the locals
As part of the workshop, a community dinner will be arranged, where you shall participate in cooking ethnic dishes local to region. The idea of the dinner is to share about the material and non-material culture of the Assamese community followed by a bonfire discussion and some delicious homemade Assamese smoked rice beer.


Local Tours
Local tours will include visits to farmers’ villages, tea farms and paddy fields and other local destinations. The primary idea of the local tours is to bring about the vibrant rural lifestyles in these villages and a provide positive experiences for both, the visitor and the host.