ILAM, Jan 22: Ilam is famous for its tea gardens but the government's apathy towards conservation and promotion of Nepali tea is a serious concern for tea entrepreneurs. According to tea experts, tea gardens which have been privatized contain precious tea plants but it lacks conservation and expansion. Government should designate conservation area and expand the precious plant but at present it is produced as normal tea, and sold for nominal prices.

ILAM, Nov 25: Foreign consumers of Nepali tea, who used to be interested in buying any type of organic tea from Nepal, have started looking for diversity in products, according to tea entrepreneurs.