Sakhejung is a Village Development Committee in Ilam District in the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal. This is a Tea Farmers village. They produce Organic tea in high land of Nepal above 1950 meters. The village is full of tea garden and factories. The village is connecting worldwide as a Tea University and Tea Shopping Centre. Sakhejung Tea Development Society is working for the betterment of Organic Tea Farmers and factories. We have a team of tea Specialist for tea counceling, tea volunteering and tea tourism. 

Art of Tea

Art of Tea

Tea Designer Mr. Sonam Palzer Lama testing Organic Tea of Sakhejung.

Tea Plucking

Tea Plucking

Farmer Gynuram Katwal Plucking young tea leaves with Tea plucking machine.

Token of Love

Token of Love

Chairman of Central Tea Cooperative Federation of Nepal Mr. Govinda Dahal providing token of love to Dr. Tsu Zucheng, Faculty of Tea Calture, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forest University, Zhejiang,China.

Organic Tea Garden

Organic Tea Garden

Organic Tea garden of Project Area Sakhejung, Ilam, Nepal.

Tea Research

Tea Research

Tea Business Researcher Mr. Deepak KC in Sakhejung.

Our Products:
Ilam Black Tea SFTGFOP (First Flush) is one of the most anticipated harvests every year. The first, small leaves are picked by hand in early spring. First Flush tea is the most popular tea of the foothills of the Himalayas.
  • PLANTATION
    Young tea plants are grown in the shade of a nursery for at least a year before being transplanted into the garden or high quality tea seeds are planted right into the garden. Moisture is a key factor in tea cultivation. Plants require regular, steady rainfall. It is believed that tea plants can grow for as long as 100 years (although there is no scientific fact that supports this) All tea plants belong to the same species - Camellia sinensis.
  • PLUCKING & PRUNING
    Pruning is a way of balancing the top surface of the tea bush for easier plucking as we well as to enforce tea branches to shoot new leaves. Once every 7 days of plucking, tea branches develop another batch of fresh young tea leaves which are ready for plucking again.
  • TRANSPORTATION TO FACTORY
    Once picked, tea is immediately dispatched to the factory where it is processed. Transportation time is kept to a minimum to retain the freshness of the tea. Many factories are located on the tea plantation areas and most tea garden holders have their own tea processing factory. Plucking is a crucial operation that determines the ultimate quality of the brew. It requires a great deal of dexterity and care.
  • WITHERING
    Producing black tea requires five successive operations. After the tea is withered, it is macerated (or rolled) - the leaves are rolled or crushed to release essential oils. Leaves are then sorted according to size and form (whole or broken leaf). The next operation is the fermentation, which transforms green leaves into black tea; the leaves are spread in thin layers and exposed to warm, humid air at a constant temperature for several hours.
  • ROLLING
    Once tea leaves are withered, they are passed on to these machines which roll the leaves to remove the essential oil.
  • SORTING
    Once tea leaves are withered, they are passed on to these machines which roll the leaves to remove the essential oil.
  • FERMENTING
    This process transforms the green leaves into black tea. Leaves are spread on thin layers and exposed to warmth. This fermentation process usually takes 12 hours.
  • FIRING
    The final stage entails drying (or \"firing\") the leaves to halt fermentation.
  • GRADING
    Then the tea is again sorted (graded) based on whole or broken leaf.
  • TASTING
    Tea Tasting is a way to ensure that only the highest quality tea reaches to customers. In general, tasting observes tea strength/color, aroma and other factors that determine tea quality. Tasting is done for every batch of tea processing. Packaging is an important process in itself which requires utmost care to keep tea quality intact. Tea factory units may have their own packaging unit or they may prefer to sell their tea to an external packagin
  • TEA IN YOUR CUP
    Properly prepared tea offer tea drinkers an experience akin to the drinking of very fine coffees or wines. Preparing an exquisite cup of Nepal\'s Himalayan Orthodox Tea is a labor of love that begins from the rarified air of the Himalayan slopes. The harvest/processing is a time consuming art mastered by our people that has come from a legacy of many generations and experience.
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Testimonials
hello tea lovers once visit Sakhejung, ilam. Enjoy natural tea in green carpet fields.
Shine rose
Hello Namaste, I am Cherry from USA. I have come to Nepal in the research of Organic Tea farm. I get opportunity to go sakhejung. I work and enjoy with farmers. I get a real place for healthy tea. please promote this village.
Cherry