The Makaibari Tea Estate, located in Kurseong (around 30 km from the hill station of Darjeeling), is sending a large consignment of tea to Brazil during the World Cup.
The tea from the hills of Bengal is expected to serve at cafeterias, VIP and official boxes in the stadium during the World Cup that begins on June 12 and continues till July 13.
Established in 1859, the Makaibari Tea Estate is one of the world’s oldest tea factories.
The estate spans 670 hectares and has pioneered in organic farming practices in the tea trade.
“Our marketing partner in England, Hampstead Tea and Coffee Company, is exporting consignments from England to Brazil. Hampstead Tea and Coffee is one of the largest tea selling companies in the world that has several notable names in its clientele,” Rajah Banerjee, the owner of Makaibari Tea Estate told HT.