Our Biochai biodynamic tea is spiced with exotic organic spices from the east. Based on a traditional Indian recipe, where chai is drunk throughout the day as a creamy cafe latte type drink, Biochai is a rich, fragrant, intense tea that will revive you, It is delicious both hot and iced as the specially created blend of organic spices are selected for their piquant qualities. The spices come from carefully nurtured organic farms where sustainability and ethical practices go hand in hand.
The world has been enjoying tea for more than 5,000 years. But only since 1995 has biodynamic, Fairtrade certified tea been available. That year in Hampstead, a famous London hillside village known as a breeding ground for progressive ideas, Hampstead Tea started to package special teas from a special place.
The Makaibari tea estate in India’s Darjeeling province is the world’s first certified biodynamic estate and the last owner-managed estate in the district. Situated at 3-4000 ft high up in the Himalayas, 66% of the acreage is undisturbed rainforest where tea grows in harmony with the area’s natural ecological system. The estate is protected on all sides by lush virgin forests. All Hampstead black, green and white teas are made especially at Makaibari for our discerning customers who appreciate the special taste and quality of our teas. Our herbal teas also come from biodynamic growers and are renowned for their clear jewel like liquors and unique health giving properties.
All of our teas are certified Demeter, which is the highest standard for sustainable agriculture. It is often called “organic plus” as this method includes proactive farming techniques such as herbal soil preparations, rigorous composting systems, and alignment with a planetary calendar. Makaibari tea estate was the first biodynamic tea estate in the world and has pioneered biodynamic farming- with innovative use indigenous plants and insect life to create a self sustaining farm for all to benefit from.