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Jalinga: The Only Certified Carbon Neutral Tea Garden in the World

How Jalinga achieved the carbon-neutral tea garden in the world

Swati Sharma
Tea Garden

It is imperative to take responsibility for the environment as an individual, and the business that is creating the most emission must take even more significant steps to reduce its footprint. We should walk sometime instead of driving to nearby places, switch to Ecotricity, recycle, change the light bulbs to the most energy-efficient LED types, heat, and insulate our homes efficiently. Business needs to lead the way to have the most significant global impact. 

As a producer, Jalinga recognizes its responsibilities. That is why they are majorly producing organic tea varieties in its garden and packed in a carbon-neutral certified factory. Jalinga is the world’s first and only certified carbon-neutral tea garden.  

The excellent black leaf tea produced by the vital component of our bestselling blend is estate organic manure.  There are three types of tea produced by Jalinga: 

  • Black tea called Orthodox tea

  • Black tea CTC

  • Green tea

Brand Name: T- Tales 

How Jalinga made it possible 

India has achieved carbon neutral certification because of the Jalinga tea garden in Assam; we have explored the reasons as below: 

  • The garden is too big – around 1100 hectares, 225 hectares out of which are leaving as the virgin forest that naturally absorbs CO2. Large shade trees throughout the garden also donate.

  • In 2004, the gardens transformed 100% organic farming under InhanaBioscience’s technology of rational agriculture. 

  • The tea is entirely organic; no petrochemical and agricultural disease agents are using.

  • The enormous production of hundreds of tons of natural fertilizer is produced throughout the year using pruning waste and cow dung; the duration of manure preparation is around 21 days. They use the most economical process than any other compost and ensure that plants get complete nutrients.

  • With 1600 employees and more working as a permanent family member in this vast tea garden, there is enormous potential for this workforce to produce large amounts of CO2 through burning cooking fuel. Each family is issuing two eco stoves that use 60% less energy than the traditional cooking method.

  • The cooking stoves reduce the consumption of wood and bamboo to charcoal collected and used to fire the tea in the garden’s factory. Earlier, they used coal.

  • They teach the tips to other competitor tea gardeners in the hope of creating more carbon-neutral farms in India.

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