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Tucked away in a corner of the Himalayas, Makaibari Tea Estate is a tea estate in Kurseong, near Darjeeling, India. Established in 1859, it is run as a biodynamic farm using permaculture practices. It produces certified organic and fair trade teas, and holds the record for numerous first pluck in tea growing, including being the first tea estate in India with subaltern-level women with men working below them, and the first tea farm to use bio-gas as a fuel source for the workers' homes.more »