Started in 2017 by Nashat Hussein and 4 of his peers, Beyondarie - a contraction of Beyond Ordinary - aims to introduce the world to the century old wild teas of the forests of Manipur and the unique tribal healing ingredients growing naturally in the rich Northeast region of India.
Quitting their corporate jobs to dedicate themselves to giving back to the local community, Beyondarie wants you to discover or rediscover the richness of Manipur and the Northeast through their sustainably crafted wild teas and herbal healing infusions.
In Nashat’s own words, “the world needs to discover and enjoy a true tea experience beyond their senses all the while uplifting the people crafting these teas”
By listing Beyondarie’s handmade wild teas and herbal infusions on Eteakol we give you the opportunity to source wild and rare teas directly from the sustainable collective from Manipur.
Heavily focused on women empowerment and gender equality the Beyondarie collective employs 80% of women for their workforce ranging from tea pluckers to tea and infusions blenders and tea packers.
With a 100% transparent supply-chain, all the ingredients used in their tea blends and infusions are locally sourced directly from small tribal village producers; thus promoting a circular economy and better wages, helping the community slowly get out of poverty.
Land and biodiversity preservation is also at the heart of Beyondarie’s sustainability campaign. By introducing a new form of income, villagers are shifting their slash and burn cultivation as well as deforestation to tea plucking and cultivation of locally grown ingredients such as ginger, lakadong turmeric and black cardamom; all spices used in Beyondarie’s teas.