Thailand – Beauté Royale
The Royal Thailand Project is a foundation created by the King of Thailand in the 1970s to eradicate opium production from tribes in the mountains of northern Thailand. The Royal Thai Project produces not only tea, but coffee, fruit, vegetables, flowers and nearly 200 new crops. All these cultures are produced by villagers with the help, education, and means of purchase and distribution of the Royal Project of Thailand. The Royal Project is a non-profit organization. There are a dozen production stations in the north of Thailand, but the one where our teas come from is located in Doi Angkhang, on the Burmese border, at 1,300 meters above sea level. The cultivation is done in a strictly organic way, we are looking for new cultivars and ways to cultivate without chemical fertilizers and pesticides to teach these techniques to the other stations of the Project. The gardens are planted with 80% of Jinxuan and 20% of Rhuanzhi, both of which are tea trees from Taiwan.