Ambootia however is particularly well known for growing premium, biodynamic and teas which we export all over the world. People say that tea runs through my blood !
My father, Mr SP Bansal, took up a job in a tea company in Assam in 1948 and I was born on the Ambootia tea estate (in the Darjeeling province) in 1961. Over the years I learned more about the tea business and as I became more knowledgeable, I realized that sustainable agriculture was the best way to guarantee high quality on the long term. In 1991 we therefore started with organic agricultural techniques. We were confident that this, for us "new method", would help us not only increase productivity but also improve quality. Furthermore, it appealed to us as an environmentally and socially responsible method of farming. Since 1984 we have been growing steadily and have never looked back!
Apart from tea and curcuma we also produce organic oranges, ginger and delicious honey.