Nepal’s tea industry is primarily located in the eastern part of the country which has been proclaimed as the “Tea Zone” by the late king Birendra Bir Bikram Sahadeva. The “Tea Zone” primarily comprises of the following five districts: Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar, Tehrathum and Dhankuta. Out of these districts, Jhapa is the only tea growing region situated in the plains, while the rest are all located in the hills. All the five areas are located in the part of Nepal bordering Darjeeling. As a result tea from Nepal is very similar to the ones produced by Darjeeling.
In Nepal, there are only a handful of tea producers that own and operate their own tea garden and factory for processing the tea. Mist Valley Tea is one of those few that can both cultivate and produce it’s own brand of tea.