Happy Holidays 2017 From Mana Organics
It's finally gotten chilly here in Calcutta. And while it there is not snowflake for 200 miles, all the waiters are wearing Santa hats, and street vendors are wrapped up like Eskimos. As we head into the end of the year, Avantika and I want to thank you for your continued support in our endeavor to bring you organic, social responsible, delicious teas direct from our family tea gardens. Without you, we would have not accomplished a fraction of what we did this year. Stay on the look out from some fantastic new tea (rhymes Wasala Sai), and organic herbal...
Bringing Mana to The US of A and The SF Tea Festival
July, 2013, I walked into the ferry building for the first time admiring the the location, the architecture and all the fresh, well packaged farm-to-table chocolates and fancy coffees. I took some photos of the packaging and whatsapped them to Rashmi, in India. “Look! It’s like the brown paper packaging we have for Mana! I see it everywhere in SF”. I knew what she was going to say. “Thicks, figure out a way to get our products there, it will fit right in that market”. I was in the Bay Area for my masters, studying development practice – a sort...
Introducing Dinjoye Tea Estate’s Limited Edition Silver Needle White Tea 2017
Recently Mana Organics has been expanding its sustainable management activities to tea gardens beyond Chota Tingrai. While working at one of our recently recruited estates, Dinjoye, we came across this wonderful silver needle white tea. Because white tea has such mystique surrounding it, I thought it would be a good time to share what makes Dinjoye’s silver needle white tea so special. White tea comes from the same plant as both green and black tea. White tea is made from the newest growth on the plant at the very start of the plucking season. The tea buds are covered by...
Happy Diwali 2017 From Assam!
Wishing everyone a very joyous and prosperous Diwali and a happy new year to all who celebrate this new beginning in India!
Mana Organics Tea Travels: Scenes from Detroit
“Great tree house,” I said as I slowed the car to the curb. “It’s fun,” Marshall chirped. The tree house, or perhaps more accurately described as an elevated fort, stood guard over the front yard of a tie-died painted flower facade and chiropractic practice. The yard was planted with concrete slab and native grasses, and a comforting weeping willow. Marshall spoke to a group chilling below the fort’s slide. He knew one of the gentleman from an early sojourn in the neighbor. They spoke for a moment regarding the whereabouts of various fellow residents from his time there. Inside was...