Exotic Çaj Mali (mountain tea) from Albania.
City of origin Amsterdam
Founders Edvina Erebara
Behind the scenes
Çaj Mali, pronounced as [ts-jai mali], is Albanian for ‘mountain tea’. The idea to bring it to the Netherlands belongs to Edvina Erebara, founder of Lemon Poppy:
— It is a gorgeous herbal tea used to support health for thousands of years. This is what my grandparents used to say proudly of this tea and its healthy qualities. Moving to study in The Netherlands and bringing Çaj Mali along is where drinking it daily became a thing. It signed the start of a journey: of experimenting with different taste combinations. Of experimenting with different cooking times. Visiting the mountain sides where Çaj Mali grows and talking to the locals, who taught on how to recognise Çaj Mali qualities and its colour formation. Experimenting with the drying process and tasting all kinds of tea. This journey helped to form ideas, taste preferences and quality requirements for Çaj Mali by Lemon Poppy: a tea that is so pure, fresh and sturdy at the same time, it will truly warm your heart, tummy and soul!
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Çaj Mali is an exclusive full body, flower and leaf tea. It grows on mountain sides at 1500 meters along the Mediterranean coastline and is carefully hand picked by the villagers of the area.
The tea is 100% organic, caffeine free, rich of iron and full of antioxidants. The tea twigs are carefully hand-picked during early summer and early autumn. The drying process of Çaj Mali takes only a couple of days: the tea twigs dry on their own and as they turn a bit lighter the drying process is completed.
The tea is bought directly from the farmers who earn a fair share of the price. It has been cut by hand and packed in special eco friendly packages also by hand. No machine production, no processing, no additives and no tea bags are used. Wrapped in an eco friendly recyclable package and causing zero waste, this tea is offered in it’s most pure form!
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