Kanchanjungha Organic Orthodox Chiya Udhyog (P) Ltd (KOOCU) is situated in Sakhejung village of Ilam district, in the eastern part of Nepal. It is a woman run company & Ms. Milan Kumari Khatri is the Chairperson of the company. It is one of the leading Organic Certified Specialty Tea producing factories of Nepal.
At present, the company is processing green tea leaves from 84 Organic Certified small-hardworking tea farmers of Sakhejung, Beteni, Baghkhor and Sandakpur village of northern Ilam covering the total areas of 40.8 hectors land. The annual production capacity is approximately 20 tons specialty tea and it is producing and exporting different teas like White Tea, Golden Tips tea, Green Tea, Black Tea and so on. The company has total 18 permanent employees and about 12-15 seasonal woman employees for 6 months in a year in our processing unit located at the Sakhejung,-Ilam.
Teas around the Sakhejung region are planted at high altitudes, ranging from 6000 ft to 6500 ft from the sea level, Probably the highest tea gardens in the world. At these high altitudes tea grows slower and the fields are protected by towering peaks.
We have 84 Organic Certified small tea farmers in the region entirely comprised of smallholders, with the average size of a farm less than an acre. The biodiversity, topography and organic matter richest soil place our teas in a unique position .The small hardworking tea growers of the region have amazingly adapted to the circumstances and have learned the methods of producing tea both agriculturally and industrially.