How Grateful Teas Are Grown and Harvested
Grateful Teas by Love Some Tea are grown and harvested in the Mountains in the Chiang Rai Province in N Thailand. The base black teas come from the Camellia Sinensis Assamica seeds, which were brought to the Hill Tribes in this region by the former King of Thailand in the late 1980’s. As we have discussed these seeds are quite robust and therefore there is no need for fertilizers or pesticides in the growth of these teas.
The Grateful Tea is grown naturally and are tended to by the Karen and Lahu Hill Tribes. They are grown at elevation on the hillsides of the mountains. The Hill Tribes have been using the same plants for many years, but do also add new plants to continue to expand the tea crop each year. These tea plants and trees make some of the finest loose leaf teas in the world.
As a base we use a black tea from a Lahu village in the mountains of Fang. This tea grows in 1600 m. This crop was planted about 60 years ago by the leader of the Lahu people.
As a green base we use a Tea from Mae Taeng near Chiang Mai. This tea grows at about 1200 m and was an old Miang forest. Miang is a variety of tea known for eating. The trees here are between 20 and 100 years.
Whether a plain loose leaf tea or a flavored whole leaf tea is your thing, Grateful Tea is sure to soothe your soul as you sip a cup.