Tea is the most popular drink in the world and since August 2017, cultivation has started in the fields of Premosello Chiovenda, a munipality of Val Grande National Park.
The market offers many tea varieties, obtained by following traditional processes that have been conceived in the different regions of the world and refined over centuries.
All teas derive from plants of a single species: Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze var. sinensis.
Tea plants, like all other camellias, prefer temperate climates, with rainfall well distributed throughout the year. It is recommended to cultivate tea plants in the shade, wet them with low calcium water and protect them from cold in winter. They could be repotted with soil for acidophilic plants and fertilized with organic products.
(photo by: Archivio Parco Nazionale Val Grande)