Our hand-plucked Bangladeshi tea comes from a garden in the Tetulia region bound by the Himalayas to the north and the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers to the south. The founders of the garden designed it to give the struggling economy a boost by providing residents with jobs. Now 20 years old, the estate uses natural farming methods in which no machinery, chemicals, or unnatural irrigation are used.
Bangladesh has only been an independent country since 1972. The Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 was an armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide. The country then experienced a number of military coups and relative instability until 1991 when it transitioned to parliamentary rule.