Niche market for organic tea
Ilam, October 29:
Organic tea from Ilam can grab a niche market at the international level.
German tea expert and trader of Nepali organic tea Thomas Alls said organic tea has a good future. He added it should be grown on a large scale, especially when the demand for orthodox tea is on the rise in Nepali markets.
Udaya Chapagain, proprietor of Organic Group, said organic tea farmers have a crucial role in grabbing the international market.
According to workers, a kg of organic tea costs Rs 50. Due to decreasing tea market, tea farmers here reduced using chemical pesticides.