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Meet the owner of plantation

An inspiring story by the owner of CC Tea plantation, which is as fresh as the tea he produces

With every sip of CC Tea tea we are grateful for this herb and with every cup our thoughts travel to the founder of Sui Generis Agronomy Pvt. and all the women, working on farms.

Mr. Ragesh Keisham started from scratch and succeeded because he firmly believed in the many benefits of Cymbopogon Citratus (CC). In return for each donation, he planted a tree and gave a package of CC Tea. With big challenges in the beginning and no money to make packaging and mass advertising, he started raising funds through the “Plant Millions of Trees” campaign. He offered speaches to students in local schools to raise the awareness of global warming and climate change. In return for each donation, he planted a tree and gave a package of CC Tea. With donations and financial help from unknown people who believed in him, he was able to start hiring farmers, technicians, and so on. and started properly packing CC Tea, which changed the habit of drinking tea in the region.

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He soon became one of the pioneers of the Green Industrial Revolution in one of the least economically developed countries of the Indian subcontinent, the state of Manipur. The main goal from the beginning has been to restore the current economic situation prevailing in the country using already available resources for the production of a world-class tea. They still use the ancient methods of making this delicious, naturally herbal tea.

The company is committed to organic farming and the herb is grown and packaged without pesticides, fertilizers, dyes, flavors or other additives. Any residue or waste is recycled. They even produce their own clean and green energy.

CC Tea currently creates jobs for more than 2,000 individuals, helping many depressed women and their families in India’s poorest country and bringing stability to thousands of households.

He started a much-needed wave of development in this underdeveloped region and started a period of economic prosperity and prosperity for all sections of society.

Sui Generis Agronomy Pvt. is truly committed to the planet, its people and product.

We have the privilege and feel lucky and honored to work with them!

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What is the plant responsible for our favourite tea?

What is the plant responsible for our favourite tea?

Cymbopogon Citratus (pronounced sim-baw-poe-gawn sit-tray-tiss) is the plant, used to make our favourite lemongrass tea – CC Tea.

Cymbopogon is a genus of about 55 species of grass, two of which are referred to as Lemongrass. These are Cymbopogon Citratus and Cymbopogon Flexuosus.

Cymbopogon Citratus is commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herb. In Asia it is also reffered to as a »Fever Grass«. As many of indigenous medicinal plants it is used as spice, vegetable and food in the kitchen, for example in preparation of pudding, meat products, candies and baked goods, and for adding flavor to curries and soups.

The plant is native to Southeast Asia, particulary India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines, because it typically flourishes in tropical climates. Each region has a distinctive flavour. In general, it is well known for its citrusy aroma and lemon flavor.

The plant leaves contain appreciable amount of Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron, some of essenetial nutrients, which are required for the normal functioning of your body.

It is a type of grass that thives on the pristine. The leaves are strep-like and green. They can grow up to 1,3 cm wide and about 0,9m long. They release a citrus aroma when crushed due to the present of essential oil in the tube-like cells.

Most of the leaves emerge from the soil, usually without a stem. The plant does not typically produce flowers. If it is over matured and not harvested in time, it will tend to flower. Once it flowers, the quality of the plant is decreased. So, the farmers make sure to harvest it well in time before it flowers. Harvesting must be done by hand. Rather than taking all of the levaes, almost whole leaves are cutted, only 6 inch from the ground is left. It is then grown back and regenerated in few months, ready for the next flush.

Cymbopogon Citratus can simply add a refreshing aroma to your healthy lifestyle.

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CC Tea Journey

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Know the journey of that cup that you are holding close

From plantation to the refreshing infusion!

On plantations of CC Tea, like in the most of the areas in India, farmers are not using machine to harvest the tea leaves. All the harvesting is done by hand.

CC Tea is generally harvested 2 times a year and there is no change in the texture, quality or taste whole year round.

Farmers walk early morning through plantation and navigate between the plants and cut only the fresh matured leaves. After cutting they carry them to the factory where the healthy leaves are separated by the female workers and cleaned in the three-stage cleaning process. The clean leaves are then stacked properly into the racks to seep down the water and also to take out the preliminary moisture under diffused sunlight sheds.

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The leaves are after also put under indirect air ventilating dryer for proper drying. This helps to retain more antioxidants and makes it more delicate in flavour and aroma then sun-dried.

Once the leaves are dried, they are sent to the cutting department where the dried leaves are cut for packing in bulk and grounded for tea bags packing. The whole process is finalized by the packaging department where the tea is carefully packed and ready for you, dear tea lovers.

Dear tea lover, this is how it is carefully and lovingly grown CC Tea, which is available in leaves and biodegradable tea bags.

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Visit Manipur

Lemongrass CC Tea
Lemongrass CC Tea

Get to know where the CC Tea plant grows

In which part of the world are plantations of the tea that you sip and imagine what does it feel like to walk on that land…

We source our tea from its native environment in Manipur, Northeast India, because only like that the herbs can have the right balance of active compounds.

The word Manipur is derived from two words, »Mani« meaning »Jewel« and »Pur« meaning »City or Place«. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru called Manipur the »Jewel of India« while Lord Irwin described it as the »Switzerland of India«.

Nestling deep within a lush green corner of North East India, Manipur is surrounded by a Assam in the west, Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the south and Upper Myanmar in the east. Hills constitute 90% of Manipur`s total area and the remaining 10%, including the State capital of Imphal, falls in the central valley portion. 78% of the total geographical area of Manipur is forested.

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Located 790 meters above the sea level, it is a wondrously beautiful paradise wedged between hills on all sides. An exotic landscape with green valleys, undulating hills, gleaming blue lakes and dense forests that are dotted with waterfalls, lazy streams, cascading rapids, tripping rivers and carpets of flowers. The most beautiful and precious blooms orchids have an exotic aura and are coveted across the world. In Manipur they are found in their natural habitat and nearly 500 beautiful varieties of orchids grow here.

Manipir has rich bio-diversity and is blessed with an amazing variety of flora and fauna and is the abode of many rare species. It is also home to the only floating National Park in the world, Loktak Lake.

Lemongrass CC Tea

Its predominantly humid sub-tropical climate varies from tropical to sub-alpine, depending on the altitude of the hill ranges. The State experiences three main seasons. The average rainfall in the state (1507mm) is much higher than the Indian average. Its soil cover can be divided into two broad types, the red ferrugious soil in the hill area and the alluvium in the valley.

With a range of natural conditions, varied soil and unique topography, Manipur produces many excellent yields. For most of tourists still very hidden part of India, but this beautiful land offers us the most delicious cup of lemongrass tea, the cup of CC Tea.

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