With 6,325 acres under tea, Mozambique’s Cha de Magoma is the world’s largest bio-organic tea garden and its Monte Metilile brand is a success story that demonstrates the many advantages of scale in producing great-tasting, high-quality, clean teas.
Unlike much of Africa’s tea growing regions, Mozambique has true seasonality with an off season that enables tea bushes to produce the right concentration of phenolics essential in making great specialty tea.
The founders of Folklore Tea in Assam work with villagers to increase their awareness about tea as they introduce customers to those who made the tea, how the leaf was processed, the cultural ethos, and terroir.
Researchers once thought tea film was due to waxy substances in leaves released during steeping. That is not the case. The delicate film is an interfacial interaction of air, tea polyphenols, and calcium carbonate ions in water.
Sustainable farming practices ensure no negative impact. The focus in regenerative agriculture is making the system better by adopting an ecosystem approach to enhance biodiversity and improve soil health.