OUR SUSTAINABLE TEA

Monsoon tea specializes in wild and free-grown teas from the original Camellia Sinensis Aassamica tea plant, an undomesticated tea plant native to northern Thailand.

Less than one percent of teas worldwide are made using Camellia Sinensis Assamica making this a very rare and unique tea.

For us how the tea is grown is as important as how it is processed. Unlike the domesticated camellia sinensis sinensis, which is grown on large commercial plantations, our tea grows in its natural environment and does not require logging of large forested areas in order to be planted.

It is also more robust than the domesticated tea plants used in monoculture plantations and possesses natural defences against insects and parasites. Hence all of our teas are organically grown and free from herbicides and pesticides.

WILD AND FREE-GROWN TEA

At Monsoon Tea, we specialize in wild and free-grown teas.

Wild tea refers to tea from the original undomesticated camellia sinensis assamica plant occurring naturally in the forests of northern Thailand.

Free-grown tea is planted by farmers from seeds of the wild camellia sinensis assamica plant. Similar to wild tea, it is left to grow in harmony with its forest habitat with little human manipulation.

Free-grown tea often has its origin in old Miang plantations. Miang refers to fermented leaves of the camellia sinensis assamica plant and is a traditional food among northern Thai farmers.