Ryan Hixenbaugh is the Customer Relations Director for North America for Mana Organics, a small estate in the Assam valley of India. We produce organic, single estate teas.
Avantika Jalan, our director, is the 4th-generation of a tea-grower family. Her great-grandfather Murleidhor Jalan is recognized as the first Indian founder of a tea estate, starting the family business in 1924. Today, the family also runs the Durrung Tea Estate that first produced tea in 1864…one of the oldest in Assam.