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.
Material for our tea we take only from the wild tea forests, not from the plantations. We have 15 hectares or our own jungle land, with abandoned old tea trees on it. Some of them many years ago (from 80 to 400) was planted, some just grow in the wild.
We don't use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We trim the grass around tea trees only by hand.
Area of tea forests and production is located near a large National park, in Maetaeng County, Banlao village. One of the cleanest regions of Thailand, without any industrial activity in the region.
Tea leaves are handpicked by local village settlers. Because before in our village Banlao was only miang, traditional fermented tea production, we educate locals about the right technology of harvesting the leaves for high quality tea (one leaf one bud, or two leaf one bud depending of the type of tea)
All the steps of tea processing is fully manual (for sheng puer and white tea) or mostly manual (for the other types of tea)
We do care about the quality of our tea, so we use all our more than 15 years of experience in tea culture and bring the best specialists to the factory. Co-founder of the project, Sergey Shevelev, spent 10 years in China learning about tea, and wrote the book Geography of Chinese tea.
The tea trees located inside the deep jungles, the area around is completely free from any agricultural activities, - no pesticides, no herbicides, no insecticides or any other chemical fertilizers.
Actually, because tea is endemic tree of the region, it don't need to be fertilized, when grow in the wild.
Wild jungle land is more rich in minerals and micro elements, so the tea from such lands is much more beneficial for the health.
Old big tea tree has larger root system, so it grabs much more minerals from the soil.
Thus, tea has profound organoleptic qualities such as taste and aroma of this tea, same as effects which is something absolutely different from anything, you tried before.
We produce pu-erh as well sun-dried white and red tea from the leaves gathered from these trees. This tea can be specially aged and stored for a long time, becoming better and better during aging, same as good wine. I
t's called in Chinese "lao cha, 老茶”. Because amount of supply is really limited, but more and more people interested to drink and buy such special tea, price for high quality tea from the old trees is all the time growing.
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