Growing Tea (Camellia sinensis)
Tea (Camellia sinensis) or clonal tea plantations are laid out in simple lines of trees, spaced about 2 meters apart. Bushes are about 50 to 70 cm high. A tea plantation can be harvested several times a year – (during the harvest seasons which run from October until April) -, during many running years as tea plants can easily reach a hundred years of age.
In order to produce its tea, Jesper harvests its own plantations and buys product from tenant farmers in the area.
There are farms with tea plantations in the organic basin of the province of Misiones, also surrounded by sugar cane plantations, from where we draw the whole cane or muscovado sugar that we produce.
Once tea is harvested, it is processed in a drying area located in Itacaruaré where different types of tea are produced such as black, red and green tea, and in different weights, FNG type – used for tea bags-, and OP, used for loose leaf tea.
Ban Cha tea is harvested manually and is produced in our plant in Itacaruaré. This task is performed 100% as hand-crafted labor.
Twig tea is also produced, as well as twig tea without stems and any other option requested by our clients.
Tea by-products such as powder, stems and fiber are marketed in other industries.
Jesper Tea can be used to make different blends.
PROCESS OF BLACK TEA
In our manufacturing plant in Itacaruaré, we package loose leaf tea and ban cha tea in 50g, 1kg and bulk product packaging options.
To package tea in tea bags, we outsource external packaging services.
From our warehouse in Buenos Aires, products are delivered to the whole country. Logistics from the city of Buenos Aires makes it easier for our products to reach our clients.