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From farm to cup: The delights of Balinese homegrown teas

Arif Suryobuwono

The Jakarta Post

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Bali  /  Mon, February 17, 2020  /  12:47 pm
From farm to cup: The delights of Balinese homegrown teas

Refreshing: Cold tea mixed with berries at Brew Me in Sanur, Bali. (Courtesy of Brew Me/-)

Two establishments have been notable in the development of homegrown tea in Bali: D’Wan Tea Mountain Side and Brew Me. The first is a mountainous holiday villa in Jatiluwih, a village in Penebel subdistrict in Tabanan district, with a private tea plantation. The plantation was the first of its kind on the island, offering white, green and black teas to guests who stay there. Tea time: D'Wan Tea Mountain Side owner Wawan Setiawan (right) uses a gaiwan to brew tea in front of two guests. (Courtesy of all-balihotels.net/-) Fresh mountain air, quiet natural surroundings and a rustic, rural ambience makes it a great place to have afternoon tea and local food sourced from the villa’s own plantation, which, according to the owner, Wawan Setiawan, was not only the first ever tea plantation on the island but the first one that is centered on biodynamic cultivation. Th...