About Kora

Kora Tea and Crafts was founded by Aaron Basskin in the spring of 2017 as a way to give people the world over a true taste of Nepal. Kora focuses on mithila (mit-tee-la) art, a vibrant style of folk art hailing from the southern region of the Nepal-Indian border (known as The Terai) and organic, rare single estate artisan teas from Eastern Nepal's tea hub Ilam. Combining the two into original creations like the signature Chai Box, Kora Tea and Crafts aspires to breathe fresh air into the loose leaf tea and lifestyle markets by offering unique products the likes of which most have never seen.

Aaron is a twenty-something graduate student working towards getting his Masters Degree in the study of textual translation of Buddhist languages from Kathmandu University. He started Kora Tea and Crafts out of a passion for tea and to fund his studies abroad.


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