When the demand for Darjeeling was at its peak, tea farms were set up in Nepal to assist in the growing demand. Unprocessed, fresh leaf was sent to facilities in Darjeeling to be mixed. Since the late 80s, Nepal has made a name for itself by making interesting and wonderful teas using innovative processing techniques. While CTC is still a large commodity cash crop, higher quality orthodox tea is making a strong case for itself in the market today. The demand for higher quality, handmade teas is proving to be a formidable way of life for farmers looking to provide fascinating teas. Students of the tea trade often visit farms in Nepal to learn about the sustainable practices put into use there.