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The Catalyst Behind Kumaon’s Comeback

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.

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90 Second Video Summary of Spring 2014

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! Continue reading

Four Reflections Now That We're A One Year Old

Four Reflections Now That We're A One Year Old

Raj, 

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? 
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Visiting the Nilgiris Mountains in Southern India

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. Continue reading

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.
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Reflecting on the 2013 World Tea Expo

Reflecting on the 2013 World Tea Expo
Last week we attended the World Tea Exposition in Las Vegas. By “attend” I mean we were dunked into a whole new world (I’m resisting cheap jokes about steeping, but it isn’t easy) of tea, and fortunately, we don’t intend to surface anytime soon.
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