Bua Cha Dam
Laos, Bolaven, Mme Bua Garden
wild blad, gefermenteerd, aards
This tea is produced by Mrs. Bua Li Lam with the tea trees from her garden which she cultivates in her village at 1,000 meters above sea level on the Boloven Plateau in the south of Laos. The tea plants were planted in the 1930s by the French in Indochina. To dry her tea, Ms. Bua uses a wok which she heats with the woods recovered from the jungle. The tea undergoes a slight fermentation, and is also lightly smoked following its passage in the wok.