Gajendra Malla / Vintage College of Hotel and Tourism Management Student’s going to organize ‘Tea Festival ‘ at the very First time. Last year Vintage College team promoted ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ by celebrating ‘Food Festival’. Tea and Coffee related tourism appeals to consumers and enthusiasts of these products, Tourist can also learn about local cultures through related rituals and ceremonies. There is more than consumption to experiencing and learning about these beverages.
The History of Tea
Thought to be the oldest cultivated plant in the world, tea has its origins in China, where it is known to have grown for around 2,500 years. Even today, guests are greeted with a bowl of tea as a symbol of friendship. In China, tea is served with every meal, serving as refreshment beforehand and as an aid to digestion afterwards.
While it is claimed that the Chinese knew about tea as long as 5,000 years ago, the oldest reliable records mention dates from 221 BC, when scrolls record the introduction of a tea tax. After AD 879, taxes on salt and tea were China’s main source of income.
Nepal produces around 6,097 tons of Orthodox tea annually in the hills; it is also produce 19,108 tons of crush-tear-curl (CTC) tea, known for its strong and bright appearance in the lowlands of the terai.
Nepal has a long history of Tea cultivation, initiated with the establishment of Ilam Tea Estate in the Hills of Ilam Districts in 1863. However, it is believed by historians that the first Tea bushes in Nepal were grown from seeds which were given as a gift by the Chinese Emperor to the then Prime Minister and de facto ruler of Nepal, Jung Bahadur Rana. It is believed the Tea plantation in Nepal started within the same decade, when it was introduced in Darjeeling Hills of India. Mr. Gajaraj Singh Thapa is the remarkable name in Nepalese Tea history who planted Tea first time in Ilam District of Nepal. Visioning better future prospects of the Tea industry in Nepal, in 1965 a second Tea plantation, Soktim Tea Estate was set up in the plains of Jhapa district. It’s the same decade when Tea plantation had also started in Darjeeling.
Nepal’s tea-growing area is increasing at the rate of 11 percent a year and the country can boast of virgin lands and young bushes that produce quality tea in large quantities. Producers say there is a huge potential for adding new varieties, some predict the next big boom will be in organic tea.
Chemicals in tea
Anti-oxidants: Present in white, green and to a lesser extent in black tea: have various stated benefits.
Caffeine: Tea contains Caffeine in widely variety, the potency usually depend on the maturity of the leaves used, the region where they grown and how they were processed, shipped and stored.
Tannin: The Substance that gives tea its bitter taste and most of its color –’stewed’ tea is where much of the tannin has dissolved into the liquid.
Theophylline: Another compound in tea that is similar to caffeine is presented in very minimal amounts, cocoa beans contain larger quantities.
Herbal Tea: Herbal Teas may not contain caffeine, theine or Tannin .They will usually have various ingredients stated to have benefits or be contra-indicated the various health conditions.
5 REASONS TO DRINK TEA
- Tea is one of the best metabolism boosters.
- It is packed with antioxidants and aids digestion.
- Tea gives a glow to the skin.
- It is said to aid sleep.
- It also reduces cholesterol, improving heart health.
When referring to the United Nations of Education, Science, Culture Organization (UNESCO), the world has planned education for 2030. It is stated that “Every goal in the 2030 Agenda requires education to empower people with the knowledge, skills, and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies.” First, it is knowledge is defined as Acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation.
Skill is an ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas, which are cognitive skills, things which are technical skills, and/or people, which are interpersonal skills.
Being optimistic and transformative need a good process of education. Learners in schools are from diverse regions with different social and economical backgrounds. With that kind of condition, a good process of education is required. Technological equipment and qualified teachers are complementary prerequisites. When tacking only the national scale, even it is still a big question to have all regions nationally equal. Let alone the global scale throughout the world.
Recently and mostly, all the nations need to have jobs. It is more pragmatic. To have success in life tends to be measured by whether individuals are economically stable. Therefore, to get a job is the ultimate goal, though there are still traits for measuring success in life. What are the traits for success in life? Timothy A. judge et al.., (1999) found in their research that there are five factors: Big five personality traits. But, the most interesting is the career success of individuals. Career success is comprised of intrinsic and extrinsic successes. The former is job satisfaction, the latter income, and occupational status.
So, job satisfaction is considered the parameter of an individual’s career success. When an individual is not yet satisfied with his job, he is not considered successful. Job satisfaction is a significant factor. In addition, extrinsic success is related to the social status that is offered by the individual’s job or occupation. When all individual’s job or occupation. When all individuals are completed with both intrinsic and extrinsic successes they can live in society peacefully.
From the perspective above, there are two types of the education systems. One is a pure discipline of science and the other is an occupational education system. They can be the best education for all.
- 770,000 children aged 5-12 years are still out of school.
- Only half of students in grades 3, 5 and 8 meet the academic achievement criteria for Nepali and mathematics.
- Attendance in early childhood education (ECE) still low at 51 percent.
- There is inequity in the education sector as only 12 percent of children from the lowest wealth quintile are developmentally on track in literacy and numeracy compared to 65 percent from the highest wealth quintile.
- Very few schools meet child-friendly school standards.
- Only 11 percent of school buildings are earthquake-resistant.
Charity is all about building a better world, and what better way to do that than to equip the youngest generations with the skills and resources to fulfill their potential? Educational charities pursue that exact goal, looking to ensure that the future for our children remains bright even in the face of mounting global challenges.
That amazing things can come from humble beginnings. The history of Children International is full of expansions that would have seemed unthinkable back in 1936. Even when we feel that our efforts are useless, we must remember that from a small seed, a mighty oak may grow. Let’s keep looking for ways to deliver brighter prospects for future generations.
-Principal , Vintage College of Hotel and Tourism Management ,Nepalgunj , Banke