【 About 】 Himalayas is know for its majestic snow-capped peaks, pristine water source and rich soil full of natural minerals. It is at the base of the mountains where the traditions of harvesting teas by the ancient Gurung people continue to this day. The tea farmers make use of these natural surroundings to cultivate the trees that produce our high-quality Gurung tea. Traditional methods passed down across generations are proudly used to process the hand-plucked teas according to Nepali traditional practices. Each tea leaf is attended to with the centuries old craftsmanship practiced by the Gurung people resulting in an authentic and distinctive Himalayan blend. The practice of producing this tea involves integrating plans specific to the Himalayan area including Turmeric, Guduchi, and Tulsi which not only contribute to its flavor composition but also offers a range of health benefits. 【 Tea 】 Gurung Tea is certified organic by USDA, EU and JAS. To ensure a genuine experience and the highest quality tea, we only use whole loose leaf in our tea bags which are hand-picked by local farmers and placed in semi-transparent triangular tea bags. Each bag has generous space in order to contain up to 5mg of organic ingredients which allow the leaves more naturally expand and steep in order to provide a fuller and more subtle flavor profile. 【 Gurung Care - Communities 】 We source all our organic herbs from small farmers in the area of Nawalparasi district. These farmers are supported by Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture (ANSAB). Working closely with ANSAB and encouraging local business to follow eco-friendly conservation efforts and livelihood improvement initiatives have resulted in an expansion of usable farming area to 260 hectares from 0.5 hectares while providing a stable income to the local farmers. In addition, the stable income has enabled more than 98% of the children in the communities access to education compared on 40% ten years ago. Our pyramid tea bags are plastic free, bleach free, 100% renewable and biodegradable. It doesn’t have any effect on the tea’s flavour or its shelf life and won’t cost you any more to buy. 【 Gurung Care - Environment 】 Our pyramid tea bags are plastic free, bleach free, 100% renewable and biodegradable. It doesn’t have any effect on the tea’s flavour or its shelf life and won’t cost you any more to buy. These tea bags is compostable, too - though because the new material only biodegrades fully in industrial composting, the best way to dispose of them will be to pop them in your garden waste or food waste bin rather than home compost.