The silk producing area in the region of the Bolovens adjoins the tea and coffee plantations. The mulberry leaf which is the exclusive food of the silkworm has also long been used for its health benefits. In the Asian tradition of herb teas. Mulberry is taken to relieve the problems of diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension.
After a series of tests, the production of the herb tea from the leaves was certified “Bio” and was called “Silk Tea”. The villagers thus have a dual outlet for their mulberry leaves, silk or herbal tea. Those who for one reason or another stop a production of silk cocoons can always have income from the sale of the leaves for tea. The flavoring with lemon basil, ginger, lemongrass and other flavors locally has expanded the range of tastes. The production of Mulberry herb tea has progressed since 2011 thanks to improved technical equipment.
The volcanic soil of the Boloven Plateau produces a tea with slightly woody notes. The tea bushes are the Shan variety, which according to tradition in the past was reserved for the Emperor of China. We developed a partnership with a group of farmers who all received the “Bio” Certification and who are interested in quality production.