Thursday, July 25, 2024

Nepal’s CTC Tea to Get Trademark

Nepal tea cultivation has been around for hundreds of years now. Our unique land topology and variants have set us apart from tea all around the world. It is sad to know that, from time to time, our tea have lower-price and comparision is done with similar Darjeeling tea variants. It is true that, due to a similar landscape, our tea has been seen as similar. Due to a lack of international recognition, we are being seen as similar. The good news is that Nepal’s CTC tea is getting a trademark. This will help boost quality, resulting in higher exports. In September 2020, Nepal’s orthodox tea acquired its own trademark, 157 years after the country began growing it. This is great news concerning trading in the international market.

Ilam tea garden

Types of Tea in Nepal

Nepal cultivates two varieties of tea: Camellia assamica, commonly known as CTC tea, and Camellia sinensis, referred to as orthodox tea. The CTC tea is cultivated at lower altitudes, thriving in Nepal’s hot and humid plains, particularly in the Jhapa region. Because of its lower manufacturing costs, this tea covers over 95 percent of domestic consumption.

Orthodox tea grows at elevations ranging from 900 to 2,100 meters. The eastern hill districts of Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, and Tehrathum are famous for producing high-quality orthodox tea.

Difficulties to face no more

While manufacturing orthodox tea only the finest tea leaves and buds are in the handle. It has a greater quality and a higher price tag.
In the case of Nepali CTC tea India is the major market. Nepal exports around 90% of its orthodox tea and 50% of its CTC tea to India.
Indian tea growers claim Nepalese tea is of substandard quality and marketed at low costs, harming India’s tea industry. According to dealers, Nepali tea is in high demand far beyond India, but sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulations hinder Nepali exports.
According to a South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment Research, importers have worried about pesticide residue in tea traded from India and Nepal.
Once the trademark process is final and the standard of the trademark is complete the demand for tea gets high. It will make tea desirable in the international market.

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