The lemongrass plants are distributed throughout the tea garden, especially along the borders, where they also help protect the environment and support tea production. They are harvested and then sundried.
Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center Pvt. Ltd. (KTERC) is the first certified organic tea garden in Nepal. It was founded in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota to lift his community out of poverty. KTERC is still a model social enterprise that operates using cooperative infrastructure and prioritizes people and the environment before profit.