There is “Hindu” organic tea being produced and marketed by a company based in Cali, Colombia.
With a logo of a person sitting cross-legged, this trademarked and ISO certified tea marketed by “Agricola Himalaya S.A.”, has been granted the UTZ- tea certification of “traceability, quality, and sustainability”. It states to be the only company that has tea crops in Colombia, located in the mountains of the state of Cauca Valley, between 1750 and 1950 meters above the sea level, an ideal height to produce quality tea.
Its tagline is “Live Naturally” and its products include black tea, green tea, red tea, esveltta, ice tea, herbal teas, fruit passion and ola frutal. Its homepage says: “Welcome to a world of health and nature”. It claims to be a company with “social and environmental responsibility” and runs a foundation “which develops social, educational and environmental programs” for the benefit of the community. It is exported to many countries, including USA.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended the company marketing the Hindu tea for its commitment to social and environmental programs and preservation of the ecosystem which seemed to be in concordance with Hindu teachings.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged the company to carry brief quotes from ancient Hindu scriptures aimed at the welfare of the humanity in general so that its consumers became aware of the rich philosophical thought offered by Hinduism.
Meanwhile, there is a “Hindu Club” of rugby and other sports in Argentina, founded in 1919 and which is a powerhouse and has won various national and provincial titles, but reportedly none of its associates is a Hindu.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.
Colombia is known for gold-emeralds-platinum production, coffee plantations, violence, flowers, drug cartels, jungle walks, overhead sun forever, author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, pop singer Shakira, cocaine, most megadiversity per square kilometer, etc. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism combined are reportedly less than one percent of the population of this mostly Roman Catholic country. Juan Manuel Santos is the President.