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Topic- About Masala Tea
According to lore, masala tea’s history began thousands of years ago in an ancient royal court. Some legends say it was created 9,000 years ago, while others claim it was 5,000 years ago. There are stories that the court was located in what is now India, while others attribute masala tea to Thai origins. Regardless, it is said that a king created it as a cleansing, vivifying Ayurvedic beverage.
Masala Tea is a magnificent Blend of Black tea with rich spices like organic CTC-Black, Tulsi, Cinnamon, Stevia, Bay Leaf, Guamuri, Star Anise.
This is mainly Originating in India. This beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many brands.
It’s a great tea to drink on sluggish days as it helps nourish the body with energizing vitamins and minerals with a caffeine kick. Brewing this delightful blend in hot water gives a deliciously aromatic drink.
Delicious masala tea is enough to make a nice evening with family or a spontaneous moment with friends.
Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate is no ordinary tea garden. Starting in 2000 to give back to our community, we sought an enterprise that would give the most people a living wage while protecting/strengthening our environment. Not content with the social programs already in place, our Cooperative (KSF)has established a revolutionary way of serving the community.
The Dairy farm co-operative started in August 2005. The co-operative is open not for the workers of the tea garden but also for the neighbors. Each member receives a milking cow which they pay back not in cash, but with milk and cow dung. This “barter” form of payback takes away the pressure of cash payments, making the co-op a very attractive scheme.
This program offered a unique form of supply for the company while offering real economic benefits to the farmers. It has demonstrated the impact that building direct linkages at the supply end can have, in terms of raising living standards for the poor and securing resources essential to the core.
Fahima Begum – The Pursuit of a Dream
Fahima dreamed of a decent house, but her husband struggled to meet the family’s basic needs. So, with a desire to help her family, Fahima joined the KKTE Dairy Cooperative in 2005. She took the ‘loan’ of a milking cow and sold the milk in the village market, and cow dung back to the garden. With the success of her first venture, she loaned more cows, and today she is the proud owner of a house made of brick walls, with a proper kitchen and sanitation. Both of her children now attend primary school and her home is lit by solar power. She has finally attained the home of her dreams; her “Shopper Bari”. Every time you take a sip of KK tea, you help an entire community live better.
Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate is the pioneer of organic tea plantations in Bangladesh. We are also a composite garden, having dairy, herbal plantation, pesticide materials, and other agricultural products such as rice, wheat, corn, oilseed, fruits, vegetables, and honey organically grown.
Organic Farming Awareness
We invite neighboring villagers, influential persons, teachers, and professionals to our garden to teach them about organic farming. We instruct them in bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, their advantages and disadvantages over chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and long-term social and economical effects for ourselves as well as for the nation.
Shade & Herbal Tree Distribution
Medicinal plants such as Neem, Nisinda, and many other species are required in our everyday life and have an immeasurable impact on our health. We distribute medicinal herbs to the neighboring villages free of cost.
The Co-op runs a small school for the “drop-out” children of the local area from nursery to class five. We provide the necessary capital to bear the expense of the school, teachers, and tools for education. Our tea garden also encompasses an amusement park that is open to the local community. Finally, we encourage sports for the local youth community.
From the very beginning of our tea plantation, we have been working on society’s awareness building. We distributed safe latrines amongst our workers and poor villagers around our area. These latrines are distributed free of cost and all technical support is provided by our experienced personnel.
The co-op supports the education of the members and their families including women. Moreover, computer training is given to the educated members and family members of the co-op members who have the minimum education background required to learn it. Already several batches of workers have demonstrated the ability to read books and newspapers and write letters without assistance. Moreover, we have opened a computer lab to initiate IT education for the youth at Rowshanpur.