Tenzing is a small-scale tea grower in Assam, India.
He's committed to organic tea cultivation because he's seen the impact of chemicals firsthand.
Tenzing tells a story of a labourer in a tea garden with a spray pack, full of chemicals. The container started to leak onto the labourer's neck. The labourer urgently took off his shirt to rinse in a nearby pond. As he rinsed the shirt, fish died and floated to the pond's surface. Upon witnessing this event, Tenzing committed to organic tea production!
Bijit and Swapna: Role Models in Tea. The small-scale tea growers we work with have an incredible ability to empower their communities. Bijit and Swapna embody this empowerment. Not only are they a couple passionate about organic tea production, but they’re role models for their community. They are leaders, caring neighbours, and great human beings.
Green Tea Grower And Organic Champion.
Someswar grows and processes tea for Level Ground's Green Tea.
Remarkably, Someswar has been a Small Tea Grower since 1976. In fact, he was the first small tea grower registered in Assam! A small tea grower is someone who owns and operates a tea garden (like a sole proprietor) - often their garden is in their backyard or close to their home.