Cherry-Apple: the mother species of all apples
Hoja para Tamal
Chinese tea oil: Camellia oleifera
Gynostemma pentaphylla, Jiao Gulan
Honey from nature reserves
largest nut: Hodgsonia macrocarpa
Walnuts and cold pressed walnut oil
Musella lasiocarpa GOLDEN LOTUS
Yunnan green tea (forest tea)
Ginger, ornamental & medicinal species
Health Food Restaurant, tea garden, and food store
tropical health food
Ivan Schiffer's health food concept
Camellia oleifera, Theaceae
The "Chinese olive oil
Camellia oil is produced by remote farmers in mountain areas of Southern
China. The oil is rich in medicinal properties and it is a favorite
cooking oil in the South. All our oil is from IFOAM certified organic
The oil's properties include prevention of diabetes, high blood pressure
and coronary diseases, and it has antioxidant traits which are known
to assist the body in preventing cancer. The Camellia oil is also used
to support the health of skin, hair, and nails since many thousand years.
The tea oil contents about 80% oleic acids, 8% linoleic acid, 9% palmitic
acid, and 1% stearic acid. Its content in mono-unsaturated fatty acids
is 83%, slightly better than olive oil, giving it the name "beautification
Tea oil has much in common with olive oil: the Camellia tree is similar
in size and shape as the olive tree, and the oil's health properties
are making it a high potential crop for future markets. For farmers
in remote areas of Southern China it offers an opportunity for sustainable
tree-based land-use systems which would otherwise be planted to destructive
sugar cane or corn.
Through using Camellia oleifera oil you are contributing to a sustainable
development of rural areas in South China.
Tea oil is of light yellow colour. It is preferred by chefs for its
high temperature resistance and because it is almost free of odors and
taste (except for a light reminder of green tea aroma), allowing chefs
to create tastes, which are entirely free of oily undertones. See
some tropical food recipes cooked with tea oil.
Camellia oleifera during fruiting season in August. The small tree is
often seen in home gardens and is admired for its beautiful flowers.
Camellia oleifera fruit. Starting autumn 2005, we will have cold pressed
Tea oil available for wholesale.
Our tea seeds oil is available in:
Tao of Tea
Please inquire actual trade prices and conditions by e-mail.
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encourage importers (wholeseller; grossiste; mayorista) to consider contract
growing of crops through our farmers in remote areas. You will benefit
from products free of pesticides and you contribute to an improved
livelihood for the ethnic minorities of Yunnan.
of our crops are collected in the buffer zones of National Parks and Nature
Reserves of China. We are co-operating with the park administrations to
support sustainable harvesting of secondary forest products.
freshly harvested very hot small chilli sold at our local market
contract growing with us here:
ecologically friendly production:
Imagine, the traceability of your products leads your customers
to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains
where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity,
your customers can visit the places and people where your products start
from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood
of local ethnic communities.
Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your business?
Would your trademark benefit from international
research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the
If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business,
certifying your products as contributing to biodiversity protection will
be an advantage with a competitive edge.
The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to
design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote
rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives
to destructive forms of mono culture.
If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact
The TianZi Team.