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Tea vs Coffee: 17 Reasons Why Tea is Better

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Tea vs Coffee: 17 Reasons Why Tea is Better

  There was a time I craved coffee and nothing but. I would drink six cups of a day. I didn’t care if the beans had come direct from the shady slopes of Ethiopia and roasted by hand in Seattle by a guy with a six-foot-long beard, or it was crystals of instant. I just wanted that bitter black stuff in my gut to keep myself upright. If I could have taken it intravenously, I would have. Then I met Avantika. She introduced me to real tea. Not that stuff collecting dust in the back of mom’s cupboard. Whole Leaf...

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How We Prepare Assam Land for Organic Tea

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How We Prepare Assam Land for Organic Tea

On the edge of Chota Tingrai Tea Estate, at the meeting of the river and forest, our workers are busily planting our newest organic tea section, Manohar Pukur 9 (MP-9). Eventually, these 5 hectares will produce tons of our organic Assam black tea annually.  And I say eventually, because founding a new tea section takes many years. It comprises of four main stages- Land Preparation, Planting, Young Tea, and Mature tea. Over the coming months we will check in regularly with MP-9 so you can watch the tea grow with us. On this blog, we want to share with you...

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Traceable, Trustable Tea

Avantika Jalan about tea Mana Organics supply chain

Traceable, Trustable Tea

Last week we wrote about the typical tea’s journey. This week, we want to tell you how we bring our teas to you! At Mana, we are the producers, packagers, exporters, importers and retailers. The tea comes from our family owned estate – Chota Tingrai, in Tinsukia, Assam. The tea is manufactured and packed at the Estate, and sent to Calcutta for customs clearance and shipping. The tea is then shipped directly to our warehouse in St. Louis, Missouri, upon US customs and FDA clearance. Once it reaches our warehouse, it is ready for dispatch. As soon as we get...

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Mana’s Five Sustainability Goals for 2017

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Mana’s Five Sustainability Goals for 2017

As Mana looks forward to 2017, we see a lot that we want to accomplish. This includes a lot of business goals (develop 3 new tea blends) and travel dreams (Israel!). But what really gets us going are our sustainability goals. Check them out below! Goal 1: Plant 25 Hectares of new organic tea in Chota Tingrai tea estate   New organic tea plantings at Chota Tingrai Tea Estate Mana has converted over 75 Hectares of tea into organic over the last 4 years. Last year, our customers only had one request—more tea! To meet the growing demand, Mana is...

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The Mana Beyond Tea

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The Mana Beyond Tea

Mana beyond Tea An Adavasi Farming Community in Madhya Pradesh In the heart of India, where the sun beats down the strongest, where long summers await the increasingly unfaithful monsoons, millions of people try to scratch out a living out of rocky soil. In the most remote villages, on the most marginal lands, live the Adavasi tribes. These peoples settled in the Indus plains even before the Aryans arrived in the Indian Subcontinent. Because of their remoteness and poverty, Adavasis have very little access to markets, technological advancements, and other forms of development assistance.   While in America Mana Organics means...

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