Mai-Ilam Guranse Tea Estate Industries Pvt. Ltd is a sister concern of Guranse Tea Estate Pvt. Ltd. (Certified by TUV Rhineland, Germany as ISO 9000:2000 in the year 2001) in association with various partners like Leafull Corporation, Japan, and Small Farmers of Ilam. This Institution was established with a mission to generate rural employment and income for small farmers living in this most remote district of Nepal.
The Tea Processing factory was established in the year 2003 and is situated at Jasbire, 18 km from the Ilam town with the production capacity of 1,20,000 kilos of made tea per year.
The factory is centrally located and the green leaves are collected from the small-scale farmers in the region where, more than six hundred small tea growers are involved on a day-to-day basis.
The ecology, climate altitude and the virgin fertile soil of this region is very suitable for high quality orthodox tea and the green leaves are plucked from the very young and healthy bushes at an altitude ranging from 5000 ft to 7000 ft above sea level.
The production starts from March that remains until November end of each year, which is classified in four-season viz., Spring Flush, Summer Flush, Monsoon Flush and Autumn Flush.
The 100% Production is exported to Germany, Japan and India.
Every effort is made by the Management to educate small tea growers on the tea farming, which ensures of high quality tea bush, high quality plucking and enabling Mai-Ilam Guranse to produce finest high grown Himalayan Orthodox black tea.
1. SFTGFOP – 1 (Leaf Grade)
2. TGBOP grade (Broken grade)
3. GOF grade (Fanning grade)
4. PD grade (Dust grade)