The history of tea cultivation in Nepal began in the 19th century when Britain introduced the tea tree to India as a way to compete with the Chinese tea monopoly.

Most of Nepali teas are similar to Darjeling teas, as the Northeast region (the main agricultural region of Nepal) has the same geographical and weather conditions as the Darjeling region in India.

Nepal's teas are characterized by 2 types of tea, which are Orthodox tea and CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) tea.