Summer is most over and Tea Guild of Canada team has come out of hiatus planning several tea events for the fall and winter 2017. With the recent Gorkhaland agitation, we invited Nishchal Banskota to talk to our members about tea from this region and more details on the Darjeeling tea crisis.
Nepali Tea: A Social Enterprise
In the 21st century, tea has been emerging as one of the champions of social enterprise. Hear stories about how Nepali Tea is making changes in the lives of tea farmers with things like improved wages, housing, nutrition, and education. From Nepal to Sri Lanka, get updated on how tea is making a difference. Nishchal Banskota is a second-generation tea farmer who will introduce us to emerging social practices associated with tea that have been implemented by his family’s factory as well as in other parts of the world. Mr Banskota will also address the Darjeeling tea crisis and how recent events are increasing interest in the teas of Nepal.
Nishchal Banskota is the founder of Nepal Tea which directly brings certified organic teas from Nepal to the American market. After graduating from Colby-Sawyer in 2015, he moved to his homeland of Nepal for almost a year to venture into opening the very first Tea Bar in Nepal with a vision to educate people more on tea and his unique business model. He believes the tea industry to be a social enterprise focusing on people and planet before profit and his mission is to change lives, one cup at a time! He is a young leader for the European Union Development Days 2017 and an active advocate for UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.