Gangtok: In a move to provide technical solution to reduce pollution and enhance quality of tea through usage of LPG for tea leaf drying and withering process, the management of world famous Temi Tea is planning to use bio gas or LPG to expand its international market base.
The proposed initiative is going to increase export of the finished tea by removing the traces of presence of coal.
The initiative was taken following the recent increase in export of the Temi Tea and Sikkim is gaining its popularity in international arena as an organic hub.
The Temi Tea Estate of Sikkim is the only government run tea garden in the state and has made quite an international name for itself for its organic teas.
Several tea garden, including Chamong in Darjeeling are using LPG for withering and drying. Representatives of Temi management and Aditya Goyal, propetior of “Gaztek” agency took part in a discussion recently to discuss about the use of LPG or bio gas in withering and drying of tea leaves.
Gaztek agency provides engineering solution to industrial and commercial LPG and natural gas users.
“A joint inspection of factory manufacturing area was undertaken with Nalin Modha, tea consultant, to provide technical solution to reduce pollution and enhance quality of tea through usage of LPG for tea leaf drying and withering process” press release issued by Temi Tea office said.