Rimpochaa Tea and Child in Need Institute (CINI) are partnering to support vulnerable children in the Tea Gardens of North Bengal. Children living and working on India’s tea plantations are suffering malnutrition, ill health and a lack of education. This situation has built a culture where child labour, trafficking, sexual abuse and violence have [...]
Over a conversation between the legendary tea planter Rajah Banerjee of Rimpaocha Tea Siliguri and Campus Minister at Salesian College Sonada Father C.M. Paul on the impending peril of adolescent females being trafficked from the closed tea gardens in the Darjeeling Hills was born the Industry-College Partnership to provide skill training. “Education and skill [...]
Kaziranga National Park is flooded out. Enclosing media clips of the endangered tigers and rhinos. Naveen Pandey / Head Veterinary Officer of the Park and an old friend, is collaborating with Rimpocha to create higher grounds as safe havens, under floods. Please reach out to your network to support the Rimpocha Range at rimpochatea.com. [...]
As we have promised, we would be ready with "Tea Tasting Festival" from tomorrow and it will be there for a week in association with Rimpocha under the guidance of legendary Mr. Rajah Banerjee Seeing is believing and Tasting the same finest blends of garden fresh green tea..... is the rarest opportunity in Kolkata. [...]
Man Proposes Rimpocha Disposes- My New Life from Today On exiting Makaibari, the plantation his family had helmed for four generations, Rajah Banerjee welcomes the world to Rimpocha.
Rajah Banerjee gives away the remainder of his shares in the Makaibari Tea Estate- 12% in all- to a group of individuals who have led Makaibari to success, effectively making them stakeholders in the mammoth venture. This is a move, he knows, will create an economy of grassroots entrepreneurs, paving the way for an [...]
Rajah Banerjee: Darjeeling’s Bad Boy Rajah Banerjee at the Makaibari Garden “I don’t make mistakes; I only learn another way not to do it right.” So says Rajah Banerjee, the iconic leader of Darjeeling’s legendary Makaibari Estate. As you can imagine from this quote, Rajah is a polarizing figure in the tea world – [...]
The Call of the Trees- How It All Began Rajah Banerjee talks about the ethereal experience that showed him the path carved out for him, and cemented his involvement with Makaibari.
His presence is evocative of classical music, fine wine, a sip of hot oolong tea, the best things in life, smell of fresh earth, elegance that comes from generations of sophistication and a bravado that comes from the wildness of spirit. After having spent a day in the company of Rajah Banerjee, the de [...]