Thiruvananthapuram

26°C

Haze

Enter word or phrase

Look for articles in

Last Updated Monday May 21 2018 12:55 AM IST

Nepalese tea gets international trademark after 154 years

Text Size
Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

Nepalese tea

Nepalese tea has finally received an international trademark, over a century-and-a-half after cultivation began in the country, authorities said Monday.

According to the National Tea and Coffee Development Board under the Ministry of Agricultural Development, the brand logo developed and registered by the Department of Industry has been endorsed.

"Nepali tea producers used to export tea with the respective companies' names or logos. Now, the tea will be sold in the international market with a common logo, which represents the national identity," Sheshkanta Gautam, executive director of the Nepal Tea and Coffee Development Board said.

The trademark comprises an image of mountains with "Nepal Tea: Quality from the Himalayas" written below it.

Nepali woman sipping tea

Gautam said the logo will be formally unveiled during the third International Tea Festival in Nepal next month.

With the approval of the Nepali Orthodox Tea Certification Trademark Implementation Directive, the board has already asked producers, processors, packagers and traders to use the logo.

According to the National Tea and Coffee Development Board, Nepal produces tea in over 27,688 hectares of land in 44 districts, mainly in eastern districts like Ilam, Jhapa, Dhankuta, Terhathum and Panchthar.

Nepal has been exporting tea to eight countries, including India, Canada, Germany, the US and China.

Dried tea leaves

Shankar Sapkota, co-spokesperson at the Ministry of Agricultural Development, told Xinhua: "Having Nepal's own trademark is indeed good news which will be beneficial for the farmers and the overall tea industry."

Tea cultivation is believed to have started in the Himalayan country in the eastern district of Ilam some 154 years ago. However, Nepal became a member of the International Tea Committee as recently as 2007.

The government of Nepal has also been marking 15th of the month of Baisakh, as per the Nepali calendar, as National Tea Day.

Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

The opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of Malayala Manorama. The responsibility of opinions expressed here lies solely with the author. According to the IT Act, derogatory statements towards an individual, community, religion and country as well as the use of obscene words are punishable offenses. Legal action will be taken against such practices.

Email ID:

User Name:

User Name:

News Letter News Alert
News Letter News Alert