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A great idea brought by the Chiya Ghar team members to serve the tea in clay pot called as Madka to promote and preserve our old tradition and culture. Back in days, tea were served in the cup moslty made of mud but industrialization had brought so many changes in our daily lives. The basic example is to use the ready-made crockeries or plastic cups which doesn’t promote the mud pottery work rather it leads to the environmental pollution. Thus, these Madka cups can be recycled and reused which is great for clean and safe environment as well as it is promoting the economic aspects of society too.
Chiya Ghar is located at Mid Baneshwor one the busiest area of the Kathmandu valley serving sixteen varieties of tea starting from Rs. 30. It was established on Mangshir, 2074. Nowadays this place is also known as the madka smell ghar as tea are being served in mud made pot. The initial investment done by Chiya Ghar owner is around 20 lakh Rupees.
This Chiya Ghar has brought the traditional way of serving the tea in mud pot using the new style of business. This has given the great opportunity to establish and maintain good business. Similarly, the job holders and elderly people often visits their views among their friends which brings positive impact on the economic sector of business and society. Employment opportunity is being created. Similarly, these mud pot can be recycled and reused which helps to preserve the environment. For example, It can be reused in garden of house by making pot for flower or plant. As well as it reduced the uses of plastic cups and encourage other business owner in same field to use the clay pot. This helped to control the environment pollution. This kind of innovative idea is helping in the sustainable development of the country.
As per we talked with the owner and the manager of the cafe, we came to know that they want to bring some changes in behavior of people’s life by encouraging them to use the products that can be recycled and reused. They also took consideration about the environment pollution caused by the use of plastic made material and took small steps to resolve it. Similarly, as there is only few pottery industry in Kathmandu, they want to encourage people to invest on it such that it can help to break the monopoly in the price of madka cup and other mud related items. As per them, motivating the fine art students and giving them part time job is also one of their main ideas to establish this company.
As there was a time when the clay cups were found everywhere but nowadays the use of plastic cups is increasing. But here in Chiya Ghar, we put one foot in the past enjoying the delicious tea in the cup called as Madka cup. Meanwhile, they had introduced ceramic cups with the brand name, ‘The Madka’, to serve their different varieties of coffee.
The overall impact of this business is mainly on the society, its people and the environment. This Chiya ghar is one the perfect example to promote for green environment. Through this business, it tries to aware the Nepali people about the traditional way of having a cup of tea which is completely different what we do in our today’s daily life.
As plastic cup is made up of BPA (Bisphenol A) and when hot liquid is poured on it, the chemical can be mixed such that it can affect the health of people. But the clay is naturally alkaline and without any harmful chemical, it promotes the better living in people’s life. Simarly, it encouraged new entrepreneur to do simple things just like them with new idea as it helps to create more employment opportunities. Similarly, as the clay can be recycled and reused, this kind of activities or business can preserve and promote safe and clean environment.
The way the team members portrayed serving the cup of team in the Madka has made a different than the rest of cafe. The business was simply just started with a simple idea of serving different beverages to the customers. Later, they brought the innovative idea of serving tea in the madka, a cup made from clay. Currently, there are 4 employees and more are joining the team. This cafe is successful in attracting the more and more costumer on regular basis. In a day, around 200-300 cups of tea are being sold here leading a profit of around Rs.5000 a day and this being increasing every day. Ultimately, the revenue of the company is getting higher.
Similarly, they are also encouraging the other investors to invest in pottery industry which could led to the creation of more and more employment opportunity. As well as the economic sector of the country will be boost up.
Through this kind of business, it will reduce the uses of plastic cups, thus promoting the clean and safe environment. Similarly, uses of clay pot reduces the use of chemically produced material, it helps to preserve the environment.
Furthermore, as coffee has overtaken the tea market, this kind of business can influence people to consume tea which are mostly grown within the country. As well as it promotes to plant more tea plant which increases the greenery of the environment. Therefore, this kind of innovative business really promotes and preserve our environment, tradition benefiting every person living in the society .
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Rupen B.K, Employee
Chiya Ghar is a typical nepali-style tea cafe with a homey ambience located at Mid Baneshwor. It was established on Mangshir, 2074. It is a perfect place for having candid conversation with a cup a tea served in clay pots usually called as Madka in Nepali. They offered the different varieties of tea such as Masala Tea, Milk Tea, Honey Garlic Tea, and so on. They are mostly busy during the morning and evening time, before and after school and office hours. This place is reaching its peak as a great destination to share the different ideas and views among student, job holders, and the elderly people who usually visits there.