Connecting Farmers

TRANSFORMING FARMERS TO ENTREPRENEURS

OBJECTIVES

Discover Nepal Tea is a social business network based on the following core business principles

  • Promote small farmers’ premium tea
  • Establish fair trade
  • Efficient supply chain management
  • Connect small farmers to the global market
  • Replace aid with trade through fair trade and sustainable global supply chain management

DEDICATED TO

Promote Specialty tea produced by small farmers and processors in the domestic and international market.

Maintain quality and standard for the benefit of the consumers.

Maintain good customer relationship.

Provide varieties of Specialty tea at the retail market and at the wholesale market through efficient supply chain management without the middleman.

DISCOVER NEPAL TEA

Discover Nepal Tea is a global digital marketing platform of Specialty Tea Association of Nepal. This platform provides Nepali tea farmers and processors a direct access to a global market to sell their unique tea products at competitive prices. It has distribution outlets across Asia, USA, Australia and Europe that sources specialty tea directly from the farmers/processors in Nepal.

SPECIALTY TEA ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL (STAN)

Specialty Tea Association Nepal is an umbrella organization of 46 small tea processors in Nepal. STAN has established its own blending, quality testing and packaging facility, three supply chain, and marketing companies; STAN TEA HUB Kathmandu, STAN LLC USA and STAN Australia who are responsible for reliable, consistent and fresh supply of quality tea directly from factory to national and international market.

EASTERN NEPAL TEA PROCESSING CENTER (ENTP)

The teas produced from small processors need to go through a secondary process to assure the quality control as per the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). With a private funding mechanism between the STAN members, ENTP  facilitates small farmers and processors to enter global markets ensuring their certified products conform to the minimum standards set internationally.

IN THE TEAM

More than 15,000 small farmers and 46 small-scale tea producers

SUMAN RAI

Sydney, Australia

STAN Australia
DISCOVER NEPAL TEA

When it comes to tea, Suman’s family background is attached to Mangmalung and Senchelengma tea plantations in Panchthar District of Nepal. He believes in the prosperous future of all small tea farmers but with a collective conscience working together as one. He stress-points on the “urgency of access to market and proper representation for small tea farmers and Nepal Tea as a whole.”

RAJU SHERMA LIMBU

Kathmandu, Nepal

STAN Tea Hub, Nepal
SPECIALTY TEA ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL

Raju is the chairperson of the Specialty Tea Association of Nepal. His contribution to small farmers of Nepal is invaluable. With his leadership and vision, the association has successfully transformed many small farmers into entrepreneurs. Raju is a successful entrepreneur in his own right. He is one of the major exporters of Nepali Specialty tea in the international markets.

CHANDRA ANGBO

Kansas, USA

STAN USA LLC
DISCOVER NEPAL TEA

Chandra comes from Keshari Tea Estate Phidim, Nepal, which shares the highest tea plantation altitude with Pathivara tea estate in Nepal. Chandra is the visionary of Replace Aid with Trade campaign, going hand-in-hand with small tea farmers, collectively. Just like Suman, Chandra is also one of the soil-representations of Phidim district carrying the indigenous root of the place. Chandra has been an advocate of Nepal tea for many years and now with Discover Nepal Tea, he wishes to implement Replace Aid with Trade campaign in the tea sector.

RUDRA BARAL

Kansas, USA

STAN USA LLC
DISCOVER NEPAL TEA

Rudra has been working in the agriculture business development sector in Nepal since 2002. He was a project manager in a Danish government-supported UNNATI program in Nepal. The program supported Nepali tea farmers, processors, and traders in production, quality improvement, market development, infrastructure development. UNNATI’s contribution brought a new wave in Nepal, transforming a large percentage of small farmers to entrepreneurs. After the project ended in 2018, he decided to continue and contribute to the Nepal tea industry and small farmers.

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