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The Future of Tea – a lecture by Nigel Melican

The Future of Tea – a lecture by Nigel Melican

 “In 2050, will there be Tea?” was the question being posed. Over 40 people had gathered at Tea Source’s warehouse on Father’s Day to hear guest le...
India Tea Tour Trip, learn about processing and growing Indian Teas- Young Mountain Tea

India Tea Tour – Personal Reflections

In early April, Young Mountain Tea and International Tea Importers (ITI) put together the first ever India Tea Tour – a comprehensive experiential learning trip designed for tea professionals. Taking a deeper dive into the Indian tea industry, this trip would cover everything ranging from tea processing, cultivation, importing, and exporting to the science behind tea’s transformation from leaf into beverage. 
2018 World Tea awards Best sustainable tea - young mountain tea

Sustainability Award – World Tea Expo

Earlier last week we were thrilled to receive the Tea Sustainability Award at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. “We see receiving this award as a vote of confidence for our work from the community and industry we are a part of,” said Raj Vable, founder of Young Mountain Tea. 
Nigel Melican yeaching about tea on an India trip. Young Mountain Tea

India Tea Tour – with Nigel Melican

When asked what was it about tea that got him into this business, Nigel Melican simply shrugged his shoulders and shook his head, “Well, as you know tea is a beguiling mistress and she gets to you…” He spoke in a way that assumed we had all been seduced by the charmed elixir and did not regret it.
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Homestay Program – Makaibari

What makes a cup of tea taste good? Is it flavor notes? The feel of the loose leaves in your hand? The memory of the place where you bought it or o...
Chai- India's National Drink (With Loose Leaf Tea)

Chai- India's National Drink (With Loose Leaf Tea)

Chai is India's national drink.  Although in many languages “chai” refers to pure “tea”, in India it refers to the aromatic and tantalizing concoction of warming spices and black tea.
Indian tea pickers in the Himalayas picking fresh green leaf that will be made into our Kumaon White or Black Tea.

The Catalyst Behind Kumaon’s Comeback

Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, 200 miles west of Nepal’s border, lies a little-known tea region called Kumaon. One of the most remote regions in all of India, Kumaon was originally settled in the 1400s by Indians fleeing religious persecution as invaders entered the subcontinent.

Makaibari Tea.  Premium Organic Garden in Darjeeling India. Young Mountain Tea

90 Second Video Summary of Spring 2014

Spring in the Young Mountain Tea world was a busy one – new teas from Nilgiri that represent our first direct import, redesigning our packaging, and our most significant milestone to date. Watch this 90 second video summary to find out what it was!
Adhiraj Vable, Founder of Young Mountain Tea.   Local tea company based out of Eugene Oregon.

Four Reflections Now That We're A One Year Old


I've been drinking a ton of tea lately, so I've been thinking about the tea business you said you might start (or that's at least how I interpreted what you said). So have you started it yet? I'm super curious about what your plan is. I'm wondering if you're talking importing/exporting, wholesale/boutique online shop/whatever in US? 
Woman thinking pensively over the tea garden hillside.  Traditional vibrant clothing.  Young Mountain Tea

Our Partnership with Avani to Cultivate Tea/Why We Are Selling Makaibari Tea

This is the second post about the seven months I spent in India. The first talked about a trip to the Nilgiri region, and this one focuses on our partnership to cultivate tea alongside other high-value mountainous plants.
India Tea Farmer.  Niligiri India where the fruity teas live.  Young Mountain Tea

Visiting the Nilgiris Mountains in Southern India

I just returned to Oregon after spending seven months in India. Since I’ve been back, things have quickly started heating up as we transition from “planning” to “doing." But before the events of the summer get lost, I wanted to share what happened in the last few months of India.
Why I Want To Start A Tea Company

Why I Want To Start A Tea Company

Here in the mountains of Northern India life is refreshingly stripped of nonessentials, and in their absence, I have been able to more clearly understand my happiness. At its core, I find mornings filled with strong sunlight and quiet cups of white tea.