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From farm to cup: The delights of Balinese homegrown teas

  • Arif Suryobuwono

    Contributor

Bali   /   Tue, February 18 2020   /  02:26 am

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.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.The previous owner of Warung Tapas in Legian said the oldest tea shrubs in his plantation w...