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At TianZi we take special care to produce food, crops, herbs, and ornamental plants in pesticide-free landscapes, far from the pollution of industry and cities. We work in remote areas and with local ethnic communities who benefit from our involvement through fair share arrangements.

Our goal is to combine biodiversity protection with production and improved livelihood of marginal farm households. This includes the utilization of rare agro-biodiversity species and endangered wild plants. Hence, you will find here also new and rare products, which are not commonly known to the conventional trade.

In addition to following guidelines for organic production, we define our own standard: most of our products contribute to the protection of endangered natural and agricultural species and varieties. These products are marked with our TianZi Biodiversity Product seal:

Your purchase contributes to biodiversity protection and increased income for ethnic communities in the Mekong region.

You can change the quantity of items upon check out. Shipments are sent world wide trough express parcel service.
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Buckwheat flour Fagopyrum tataricum
Agro-Biodiversity Product

Yi ethnic communities of North Yunnan's mountain; 2500 m asl.
from pollution and pesticide-free environment

Flour, freshly milled; rich in Rutin

used by people with gluten allergy and diabetic;

0.5 kg vacuum sealed

0.5 kg

6.80

Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum Produced since ancient times by the Wa ethnic communities of Yunnan;
from pollution and pesticide-free environment
         

Adam's Apple the father of all apples
Agro-Biodiversity Product

Remote villages of North Yunnan's mountains (above 2000 m), where modern apple varieties have not yet replaced traditional apples;
from pollution and pesticide-free environment
Sun dried apples cut in half, without stem;
excellent for muesli or as snack;
used by local people for kidney stone removal.
0.1 kg vacuum sealed

0.1 kg

 

8.80

Clam nut Hodgsonia macrocarpa
Biodiversity Product
From rainforests along the Mekong River. The species has become very rare as it is frequently collected but never planted. The vine can get 100 meters long and also 100 years old. This is the largest nut among the dicotyle plants. The nut resembles a clam much like Unio or Anodonta in size and shape. We need to develop a special nut cracker for this giant delicacy. Rich in omega unsuturated fatty acids.       The species is under cultivation with TianZi since 2003, and we would appreciate receiving notes of interest for our first tradeable harvests expected in 2008.

Wild Walnut halfs, de-shelled
Biodiversity Product

Walnut forests of North Yunnan (1500 to 2000 m asl.) where no pesticides reach the environment;

from pollution and pesticide-free environment

Freshly harvested during winter and vacuum sealed;
stored in cool house

high in omega 3, alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols (natural vitamin E)

0.1 kg vacuum sealed
0.1 kg
8.80
Tamarind
stoneless
Agro-Biodiversity Product 
The stones are removed from this sweet variety of Tamarind. From home gardens of Thailand. Sun dried Tamarind fruits. Rich in vitamin C.        
Wild Fern

Biodiversity Product
From mountain forests of tropical Xishuangbanna. Solar dried with our German drier developed by the Universities of Hohenheim and Kassel.
1
bundle
0.1 kg
4.80
 

Wild Burdock root Arctium lappa edulis
Biodiversity Product

From ethnic communities in North Yunnan's mountains above 1500 m. Used locally against virus diseases and for detoxification.
from pollution and pesticide-free environment
Fresh roots, mildly dried
loose roots in paper bags

0.5 kg

19.00

 

Tofu cheese

From Simao area, made in the traditional way. This tofu (dofu) is allowed to ferment for 1 year before it is filled in glasses. It can age and ripen like good cheese for many years. Locally used for seasoning rice dishes. This is as close to aged French cheese as it can get. There is definitely a touch of Roquefort and a bit of Gorgonzola in it. If you love cheese but need to avoid milk products: this is the solution.
1 glass with 200 g tofu cheese
0.2 kg
9.80
Natural food wraper
and food packaging material from corn husks
Collected from special corn varieties throughout Yunnan. The corn husks had been treated as a waste product before we turned them into an income generating product for local farmers. In Mexican kitchen the corn husks are known as Hoja para Tamal.
in bundles per 1 kg
1 kg
 
Stone pot Made from Silicium-rich quartz stone. Locally used for hot pots above open flame. A great tool for macrobiotic cooking. Silicium is a micro-mineral necessary for bone development. This stone pot can be used on open fire or gas. Keeps food warm for long time and is excellent for low fire cooking.
1 stone
pot

shipped by surface package
8 kg
198.00
SPICES:
             

Lampignon cardamum
Alpinia zerumbet
Agro-Biodiversity Product

From ethnic communities in North Yunnan's mountains above 1500 m. Used locally against hypertension and as food seasoning.
from pollution and pesticide-free environment
Dried fruits and seeds loose fruits in paper bags

0.5 kg

 

20.00

 

HERBS and SUPPLEMENTS
             
Dragon's Blood
Dracaena cambodiana
Biodiversity Product
From limestone forests in South Yunnan improves blood production and circulation, and removes blood clots; helps to prevent heart attacks; closes wounds without scars; treats ulcer.
5 packs
a 24 capsules of 300 mg content
net.cont.:
36 g
48.-
 

Snake grape Ampelopsis grossedentata
Biodiversity Product

   
100 g
processed and dried tea leaves and stems
0.1 kg
12.00
Jiaogulan
Gynostemma pentaphylla
Biodiversity Product
This excellent tea is freshly harvested from our mountain forests and supports local Dai and Akha ethnic communities. used in traditional medicine to repair heart tissue, reduce blood sugar and cholesterol; acts as tonicum, is close to ginseng but more beneficial to women than ginseng, therefore also called: women's ginseng, and long-life tea.

100 g tea of pure leaves per package

10 packages
(1 kg)
 

1 kg
77.00

 

Jiaogulan
Gynostemma pentaphylla

Biodiversity Product
pills made of aqueous extract concentrate a concentrated extract of Gynostemma pentaphylla (see above), containing 300 mg of concentrate per pill with 60 mg of ginsenoids
10 boxes (1000 pills)
1 kg
77.00
Pilea
Biodiversity Product
This species of Pilea is probably extinct in the wild. Its natural habitats have likely been tropical swamps. We got a last life specimen from our doctor and are now cultivating it in our highly diverse TianZi garden. a rare herb to expell excess water
1 pack with 20 g dried leaves
0.02 kg
18.00
presently not available

 

 

 

 

i -drops
herbal honey droplets
to strengthen the immune system

sold out

 

 

 

REVIVO: the raw extract powder of the same formula

a combination of traditional herb extracts

send us your clinical data and get 1 month free!

activating the immune system to fight viruses.

See clinical data.

 

 

 

1 box

12 boxes
(1 month treatment)

36 boxes
(3 months treatment)
 


raw extract powder:

1 month of treatment

 

3 months of treatment

net.cont.:
60 g

net.cont.:
720 g


net.cont.:
2160 g


 

net.cont.:
480 g

 

net.cont.:
1440 g

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168.-

 

 

474.-


 

 more bulk rates
Ganoderma lucidum
herb extract
from organic production Ganoderma adjusts the immune system to prevent viral diseases and to prevent and fight tumor. It protects and detoxifies the liver, prevents and treats heart diseases, slows the aging process, has a positive effect on insomnia, is a treatment for high blood pressure and diabetes, for chronic bronchitis and asthma, has effect on hyper susceptibility and is used as a beauty care medicine for the skin.
90 capsules
a 250 mg
net.cont. 22.5 g
18.-
Ganoderma lucidum
crushed spores
from organic production The spore capsules are the traditional "Emperor's medicine" against cancer. The crushed spores are known to increase phagocytosis of mono-nuclear macrophages.
All other functions as above, just stronger.
60 capsules
a 300 mg
net.cont. 18 g
42.-

Ganoderma lucidum
essence

CO2 extract

from organic production The most powerful version of Ganoderma: a CO2 extract, which is concentrating the active ingredients of Ganoderma spores by about 20 times.
Most frequently used in China for alternative treatment of cancer.
30 soft gel pills
a 500 mg
net.cont. 15 g
140.-

Cordyceps

Cordyceps crassispora (sinensis)
Biodiversity Product

From cultured strain, originating at alpine grass lands of North Yunnan for highest performance
This excellent product has become known for its boost to vitality. It is considered a typical "manager's herb" and also used by sports men and women to deliver highest performance.
30 capsules
a 350 mg
net.cont. 10.5 g
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herbal diabetes tea

out of stock

a combination of traditional herb extracts The product also addresses common side effects of diabetes.
2 months of treatment containing 560 g of herbal extract

0.6 kg

 

126.-

herbal drug-withdrawal tea

out of stock

a combination of traditional herb extracts Gradually reduces dependence on opium derivated drugs.
1 month of treatment
containing 49 bags of 4 g of herbal extract
0.2 kg

320.-

Orchid flower tea

the rarest tea of all
Biodiversity Product

from the orchid species Dendrobium chrysotoxum used to calm the spirit, for a dreamless sleep and more...
glass jar in package

25 g

 

1 kg

 

price on request
PUER TEA:
wholesale 2008
Orchid tea
Bulang Mountains, 2007
orchids to tea: 1 : 4
Biodiversity Product
For blending with orchid flowers, we have chosen the 2007 mature leaves from the Bulang Maountains. Their mature aroma blends wonderfully with the honey scent of the orchid flowers. A truly unique product with exceptional qualities. The smoky and strong Puer aroma of this tea is blended wonderfully by the unique honey scent of the orchid flowers.
glass jar in package
100 g

Ailaoshan
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product

picked at 1800 – 2100 m asl
tea excellent because the forest is in good condition, which results in good Qi qualities; Simao area
Han community
taste: gentle aroma (“water personality”), fragrant, sweet from the start, good to drink right after processing; also good as green tea.

50 g brick

 

0.05 kg

Bangwei
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product

picked at 1900 m asl., forest environment in good condition, hence the Qi invigoration is strong; leaves of the tea variety smaller than others.
Some tea trees known to be 1700 years old, Simao area
Han and Lahu communities
taste: strong Qi enhancing tea, long lasting taste with late appearing sweetness.

50 g brick

 

0.05 kg

Banzhang
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product

picked at 1800 m asl, SW Xishuangbanna
wild natural type of mountain forest
Hani minority (200 households) in LaoBanzhang and XinBanzhang villages
taste: rich, thick, aggressive, strong, long lasting taste with late appearing sweetness, strong and active Qi promotion

50 g brick

 

0.05 kg

Mengsong
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product

picked at 1800 mto 2000 m asl., NW Xishuangbanna; highest mountain of Xishuangbanna
Lahu ethnic minority, 95 households, Naka village
Tea forest rich in epiphytes, but needs urgent protection
taste: mild and gentle, sweet from the start, elegant aroma;
this tea is good to drink when fresh; also good as a green tea; taste very similar to Jing Mai tea (similar area)

50 g brick

 

0.05 kg

Nanuoshan
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product

picked at 1600 m asl, central Xishuangbanna
tea forest under utilization since centuries
Aini ethnic minority, 560 households, Nanuo village
taste: specially fragrant aroma, rich, long lasting taste with late appearing sweetness

50 g brick

0.05 kg

Banzhang Mountain
2005 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product
This tea from our highest mountain forests is designed to mature with age. Allow it to age for at least 4 more years before drinking. Optimum age will be between 20 to 30 years.
1 traditional cake
0.25 kg




Banzhang Mountain
2004 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product
This tea from our highest mountain forests is designed to mature with age. Allow it to age for at least 5 years before drinking. Optimum age will be between 20 to 30 years.
The total production of this special tea is only 180 cakes.
1 traditional cake

0.25 kg

Mansa
Mountains

2002 RESERVA
mature leaves
Biodiversity Product

A very special tea from the Mansa mountains a mature leaf tea with a special light flavor; excellent for beginners; the leaves are picked when they have reached full growth.

extra low in coffein content!
Standard traditional packaging of this tea cake is
357 g per cake
0.357 kg

Manzhuang Tea
1999 RESERVA
Biodiversity Product
Aged tea from Manzhuang mountain forest, harvested in 1999, and designed to increase in taste for many years to come. The aroma of this naturally fragrant tea has just started to develop. A real treat for experienced tea drinkers.
Our best tea!
50 g brick
0.05 kg

Bamboo tea

2006 spring

Produced by the Jinuo ethnic communities. This is a very special and rare tea, which is strongly pressed and processed inside a bamboo stem where it retains a high fragrance.
1 piece of
100 g

0.1 kg

 
Tea storage jar
terra cotta ceramic
Made of low fire ceramic by Dai ethnic family. Allows the tea to breath and age to maturity. Volume appr. 450 ml.
1 jar
300 g
0.3 kg
Tea maker
glass with patented straining mechanism
An ingenious piece patented in many countries. Can be used for Puer Tea, brick tea, loose tea and herbal tea of any kind. Allows for perfect timing of the infusion. Allows to brew tea for the perfect short moment (usually 2 minutes) and sieve the tea down through pushing a button. This way the leaves remain fragrant and do not get over-soaked. Our teas can be brewed at least 20 times per 5 g with this mechanism.
1
Tea maker
300 g
0.3 kg
COSMETICS:
             

Oriental rose skin oil with Chinese rose
Agro-Biodiversity Product

from the fragrant Chinese rose species kushui.

An enduring scent with an erotic tone.

 

a mild blend of oriental rose in organic tea oil; absorbs into skin easy; no preservatives added. 100% natural.
1 glass bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg
Natural Emulsifier
Biodiversity Product
a natural emulsifier from seeds of a forest tree growing in North West Yunnan. absorbs readily into skin and leaves beautiful wet touch; local communities use the wax as nutritional additive to soups.
packed per 0.5kg
0.5 kg

Herbal acne treatment, formula 1

for light acne

a serious traditional formulation that has been handed down for generations in Dr.Yang's family; used for acne, brown spots, allergies, skin problems. the 'root water' comes as powder to which 35% to 45% alcohol nedds to be added to extract the active substances.
1 bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg

Herbal acne treatment, formula 2

for serious acne

same as above, but stronger. the 'root water' comes as powder to which 35% to 45% alcohol nedds to be added to extract the active substances.
1 bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg

Herbal acne treatment, formula 3

for scars caused by acne

same as above, but the strongest version. the 'root water' comes as powder to which 35% to 45% alcohol nedds to be added to extract the active substances.
1 bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg
ESSENTIAL OILs :              

Chinese rose
100% essential oil of the Kushui rose
Agro-Biodiversity Product

from the fragrant Chinese rose species kushui.

for making your own blends or using it in a bath: do not add more than 0.5 ml to 1 bath tub as the aroma is very strong.

a truly oriental scent with a heavy erotic tone.

1 glass bottle of 10 ml

0.01 kg

 

Lemon pepper tree Zanthoxylum acanthopodium
100% essential oil
steam distilled
Biodiversity Product

From the mountains of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. The fruits are collected from wild trees by the Lahu ethnic community. The fragrance of fruits of the lemon pepper tree resembles citrus with a bite of pepper, enriched with a complex hint of hidden scents that remind of tropical mountain forests. The fruits are used in local cousine as seasoning of cooking oil.
1 glass bottle of 10 ml
0.01 kg
 

Artemisia annua var. macrocephala
100% essential oil
steam distilled
Biodiversity Product

Collected from wild resources by the Jinuo ethnic community along rivers and rice fields. The aroma of this species is a bit overwhelming and we do not recommend it for aroma therapy. The plant is locally used to expell evel spirits; hence, it may contain substances, which affect the nervous system. This oil is entirely for use under medicinal guidance and for medicinal purposes, only.
1 glass bottle of 10 ml
0.01 kg
 

 
HYDROSOLS:              

Artemisia annua var. macrocephala
100% steam distilled hydrosol
Biodiversity Product

Collected from wild resources by the Jinuo ethnic community along rivers and rice fields.
Rich in volatile oils.
   
The aroma of this hydrosol is quite strong and we do not recommend it for home use. The plant is locally used to expell evel spirits; hence, it may contain substances, which affect the nervous system. This oil is entirely for use under medicinal guidance and for medicinal purposes, only.  
1 glass spray bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg
 
Lemon pepper tree Zanthoxylum acanthopodium
100% steam distilled hydrosol
Biodiversity Product
From the mountains of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. The fruits are collected from wild trees by the Lahu ethnic community.
  Rich in volatile oils. 
The fragrance of fruits of the lemon pepper tree is still very strong in this hydrosol. The fruits are used in local cousine as seasoning of cooking oil. We use the hydrosol as shoe freshener, insect repellent, and skin moisturizer.
1 glass spray bottle of 100 ml
0.1 kg
 
 
the TianZi transportable distill Produced by a Naxi family who since generations is making copper utensiles for Tibetan monasteries. Make your own essential oils and hyrdosols. Copper, an element close to silver, produces much purer essential oils and hydrosols than steel (iron).
weight about 30 kg
ships surface cargo; lead time about 1 month
1 TianZi copper distilling aparatus
1900.-
(500.- pre-payment on order)
 
WELLNESS
PRODUCTS:
             
Buckwheat Pillow
Agro-Biodiversity Product
From Yi minority communities in remote mountains of Yunnan. These special health pillows are filled with 1 kg of bitter buckwheat husks; a zipper allows easy removal of husks for sun-drying. The pillow case if 100% cotton, hand made by ethnic communities of Yunnan.
weight 1 kg per pillow
pillow size 22 x 44 cm

1 pillow

1 kg

39.-
Headache pillow
Biodiversity Product
Alpinia platichylus and other species invigorating blood flow to the head are part of this pillow filling. A soothing combination of wild ginger seeds and lemon pepper to ease pain and increase blood circulation to the head.
1 pillow filled with seeds, herbs, and kapok

1 pillow

1.6 kg

  presently not available as Alpinia seeds are very rare.
BOOKS:
             
Wild ornamental fruit plants from Yunnan, China

A most interesting compilation of useful fruit plants of the biodiversity rich Yunnan Province.

Editors: Zhang Qitai et al. 2003
246 pp, each page with several colour photos. Text in both English and Chinese.

The book is arranged by family of plants and it is rich in good photographs of particularly the fruits of the diverse species. For people interested in rare culinary species and for helping identify species in the field. A must for ethno-botanists. 1 book
2.5 kg
80.-
Wild tropical plants in China 72 colour pages, hardbound A fascinating overview on tropical plants from Yunnan and Hainan. Bilingual: English and Chinese, and plant names are also with scientific names. 1 book
1.2 kg
32.-

Disclaimer:
All our products derive from ethnobotanical research into their traditional use either in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or by local ethnic commmunities. This is not the standard that FDA and many other countries accept nor support. You are therefore advised to always consult your doctor. Any medical claims that after our careful editing on these pages may still be found are by no means to be misinterpreted as medical recommendations.

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For bulk rates or wholesale, or for contract growing arrangements, please write to us.

We are glad to announce that most of our products are now available in our TianZi Tea Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Kindly contact us if you intend to pick up larger quantities of any product there, so we can arrange transport from China on time. Thank you.

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