TIAN ZI

SEEDS of HEAVEN

... and beyond

Nature Products. Network

 

TianZi Biodiversity Research & Development Centre

Yunnan, China
&
Chiang Mai, Thailand



Our projects contribute to
biodiversity protection and fair trade
in the upper Mekong Region.

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We grow your plans and plants, and we make you part of urgent environmental development - with a yearly return

Projects:

OVERVIEW

Rainforestation Farming for organic certification

visit our TianZi BioidversiTea Resort

become CO2 neutral, protect biodiversity, and receive tea in return:
join our Biodiversi-Tea membership

Banzhang old tea trees forest

Mohan ecological investment

The orchid recovery project

Rene's wild mangoe protection

our traceability concept

 


and what we make from biodiversity:

essential oils

forest tea

herbal treatments

 

and much more...

 

 

 



 

 

Become a TianZi Biodiversi-Tea Member:
live CO2-neutral while protecting biodiversity and make your investment income generating.

We like to encourage devoted tea drinkers to join our concept of protection & production. In a world where a handful of economic cash crops are taking over all arable lands, our land-use system makes a clear difference: it combines rainforest protection with tropical crop production in a sustainable way. The land management we use is described as Rainforestation Farming. Its definition in the Environmental Dictionary is:

“Rainforestation Farming: Acronym of Rainforest and Reforestation describing a highly diverse land-use system in the humid tropics through which degenerated former rainforest areas are ecologically and economically rehabilitated in a near-to-nature approach by using indigenous trees as combination of timber- and fruit trees and shade tolerant annual and perennial crops for optimum diversification. The Rainforestation Farming system therefore combines biodiversity protection with production and offers additional benefits like carbon sequestration, water retention, erosion control, and habitat to a maximum of accompanying flora and fauna.”

How does it work?

1
You rent land in our BiodiversiTea Resort and let us manage it
for a highly diverse forest based tea farm under the Rainforestation Farming concept.

2
For the first 5 years, until the plants have established well, you
receive 1 kg of best tea per year and hectare as an
acknowledgement of your contribution.

3
Starting in year 5 you receive 5 kg of Banzhang Puer Tea per
hectare every year, personalized with your name (and institution).

TianZi Biodiversi-Tea Membership
Minimum land rent is 1 ha (10,000 square meter; about 2.5 acres).
The duration of the arrangement is 15 years, by which time you will have recovered the initial investment through the tea you receive.

One time cost per 1 ha is EURO 5000.-


At the same time you contribute to biodiversity protection and to carbon
sequestration, and you can even live a CO2-neutral life: 1 ha of
Rainforestation Farm binds between 100 to 150 tons of Carbon in 15 years.

See here how our teas look like


Learn more about how it works.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION

All TianZi teas are produced for their contribution to biodiversity protection. This means that they themselves represent old agro-biodiversity species, and in addition the farming system they grow in is designed to provide habitat for local flora and fauna.


This is the TianZi seal certifying our Biodiversity Products standard.

Biodiversity can only be protected if no agro-chemicals are used during production. Therefore, our teas naturally meet organic standards. We also have mechanisms in place, which allow local communities to benefit from fair share arrangements. And to top it all, our Rainforestation Farms contribute to the stabilization of the climate by carbon sequestration.

We take our global heritage as serious as we enjoy our best tasting teas:
“If good red wine lends wings to your spirit, this tea reveals the depth of your soul.”


For more information, please contact us at the
TianZi Biodiversity Research & Development Centre
Mekong Hill Garden, 19 North Galan Road
666100 Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China



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is the Thai internet portal for biodiversity products designed to protect endangered species in cooperation with local ethnic communities
a project of the
TianZi BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

© 2000 - today

 

Other ways to support our protection efforts:

Make our Biodiversi-Tea known to international trade: send this file to a tea trader

 

These are the orchids that grow in our tea mountains:


Orchids from China


MAY WE PLEASE REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT

Please support our protection efforts in the orchid mountains of Xishuangbanna. Your donation is used to protect mother plants and to re-introduce orchids to depleted areas:

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH

The TianZi team