Focus on our ORGANIC peach-apricot flavoured white tea
The flavours which are certified "from organic farming" of our peach-apricot flavoured white tea are made from a delicate natural aromatic association based on "ORGANIC" extracts from the maceration of peach and apricot flesh.
Spring is the ideal time to visit the gardens and the processing workshops in order to ensure that our quality policy is applied and also that the workers have decent working conditions.
100% of our producers work in organic farming, according to an agricultural system based on respect for the environment, biodiversity, the living world and natural cycles. These foundations have become strict rules which are set out in defined specifications.
There are a large number of standards for each country and for each region! Nevertheless for our teas, as we import to France, the European Union standard applies and the teas must be subject to the control provisions set down by European regulations.
Only teas from the EU can bear the European organic logo. Therefore our producers and processors must work according to our standards and criteria. As soon as the harvest is finished and the batches have been preselected, we mandate an accredited organisation to carry out controls and samplings.
Analyses are conducted in independent laboratories in France to guarantee the quality of the tea and the absence of pesticides before carrying out import procedures.
The artwork on our tea caddies is dreamed up from our travels, looking through beautiful books and maazines, visiting museums and just plain curiosity!
Popular art is an unending source of inspiration, a design gleaned from a piece of fabric, an architectural detail, a colour seen on traditional tableware, the brilliance of a design on a traditional piece of jewelry, a shape on an engraving, ideogrammes in a temple, calligraphy on a poster or an old manuscript...
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Japan - a source of elegance and refinement!
The base of the caddy was designed from a chirimen, a traditional Japanese piece of fabric used to make kimonos; we were literally enchanted by the scattering of cherry blossom (sakura). Kanjis or Japanese ideogrammes traced with black China ink, a red "hanko" drawn for the occasion by an artist from the Maison du Japon which means "matcha". Finely drawn chrysanthemums which are the imperial symbol in the middle of the caddy and above all the special blue-green that the Japanese love so much and that they call aotake-iro which means "bluish bamboo".
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China - a source of traditions and beauty
We used the Chinese technique of cut paper known as Jianzhi. This is an essentially feminine art. The art is handed down from mother to daughter during a long apprenticeship which starts in childhood, especially in rural areas. It enables the best artists to gain respect and admiration. The cutting of the paper serves to express moral principles, philosophies and aesthetic ideals. Nowadays, it is still a means of expressing emotions which is very much alive and is enjoying unprecedented renewed interest. This technique is listed in the UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY.
The artwork is in white, the colour of jasmine and purity, and also red, the colour of happiness in Chinese culture.
The fish symbolozes life and it is to be found in China on tea accessories. Peonies represent feminine beauty, clouds and infinite fortune...
80% of the staff is recognised as disabled workers in special needs (psychological, motor and physical).
This work makes it possible to enhance the skills of disabled workers and favours professional integration.