Our main goals:
⁃ protection of wild rainforest though purchasing jungle land with old abandoned tea gardens of old wild tea trees, and conservation of this land,
⁃ manufacturing of organic, handpicked and manually processed tea through less impact as possible.
While we face global climate and ecological crisis as a one the main threat, biodiversity, conservation of nature resources, and sustainability became critically important for our Planet.
One of the most challenging issues for the present times is a protection of wild rainforests and fighting with the devastating of the jungles. Governments, companies and individuals now focusing on this topic as a one of the biggest goals of the humanity.
Jungles of Northern Thailand is the place, where our project started. This area, the same as Northern Vietnam, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Southern China, and far-Eastern part of India - are the places, where tea tree was born.
This mountains mostly inhabited by national minorities, such as lahu, yao, lao, wa, hmongs, and many others, and the borders are not play any role for them.
In China they called "小树名族" xiaoshu mingzu, in Thailand - "hill tribes". This tribes are the first consumers of tea plant, and each tribe have it's own tradition of consumption and processing of tea leaves, which goes deeply into thousands of years. Till now, wild tea trees still can be found in the jungles of this counties, the oldest one is up to 3200 years old, located in Jinxu village, Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, China.
Because of human impact, this area also faces ridiculous devastation of the tropical rainforests, because for the most of mono-agriculture activities "cleaning of the land" is needed. We found a way, how to prevent devastating of the forests, and the same time even do this profitable!
Tea trees is a local endemic species, and for cultivation of this trees we did not need total "cleaning of the land".
Tea tree can grow together with other trees, so we can combine protection of the forests with the harvesting raw tea leaf material. From this material we manufacture the most valuable tea on the planet - tea from the old trees, or 古树茶 "gu shu cha", how it's called in Chinese.
Value of this tea is mostly recognized in Chinese tea culture, but it becomes more and more known also in Western world.
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