As an introduction. =)
The magazine in question is a specialty publication about chocolate mainly but also covers tea/coffee/whiskey and other stuff like that.
It would be mainly about the tea. Neither I nor the magazine have the finances to send me to Nepal, also it wouldn't be a huge article spanning several pages, just ~4000 characters or something like that. But if I can write a better text and get the facts right by asking around a little it's all for the better, no? Nepal's teas are worthy of more attention where I live(indeed any loose-leaf, quality tea is).
I did something similar about Korean teas for their Spring issue but I don't fancy myself a journalist at all, was really hugely surprised I was contacted. For that text I read all the literature I could find, ordered books, was loaned books, tried all the tea I could get my hands on to get as full a picture I could, and finally met with a local tea vendor who himself goes to Korea to source his tea, asked him questions and drank even more tea. That time I had only about three weeks to complete the text whereas now I have several months. I really want to have as much info as I possibly can before I start writing.
Thank you for replying!