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New: TianZi Buckwheat Pillows:
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Dendrobium medicinal orchids

Arctium lappa

Bitter Buckwheat

Buckwheat Pillows

Cherry-Apple: the mother species of all apples

Hoja para Tamal

Ammomum villosum


Chinese tea oil: Camellia oleifera

Gynostemma pentaphylla, Jiao Gulan

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Honey from nature reserves

Konjac (Amorphophallus)


largest nut: Hodgsonia macrocarpa

Walnuts and cold pressed walnut oil

Musella lasiocarpa GOLDEN LOTUS

Yunnan green tea (forest tea)


Yunnan Chili





Yunnan Vanilla

Ginger, ornamental & medicinal species

Contract growing

Life style and health

TianZi Health Food Restaurant, tea garden, and food store

tropical health food

Ivan Schiffer's health food concept



Tea oil
Camellia oleifera, Theaceae
The "Chinese olive oil

Camellia oil is produced by remote farmers in mountain areas of Southern China. The oil is rich in medicinal properties and it is a favorite cooking oil in the South. All our oil is from IFOAM certified organic production:

The oil's properties include prevention of diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary diseases, and it has antioxidant traits which are known to assist the body in preventing cancer. The Camellia oil is also used to support the health of skin, hair, and nails since many thousand years.

The tea oil contents about 80% oleic acids, 8% linoleic acid, 9% palmitic acid, and 1% stearic acid. Its content in mono-unsaturated fatty acids is 83%, slightly better than olive oil, giving it the name "beautification oil".

Tea oil has much in common with olive oil: the Camellia tree is similar in size and shape as the olive tree, and the oil's health properties are making it a high potential crop for future markets. For farmers in remote areas of Southern China it offers an opportunity for sustainable tree-based land-use systems which would otherwise be planted to destructive sugar cane or corn.

Through using Camellia oleifera oil you are contributing to a sustainable development of rural areas in South China.

Tea oil is of light yellow colour. It is preferred by chefs for its high temperature resistance and because it is almost free of odors and taste (except for a light reminder of green tea aroma), allowing chefs to create tastes, which are entirely free of oily undertones. See some tropical food recipes cooked with tea oil.

Camellia oleifera during fruiting season in August. The small tree is often seen in home gardens and is admired for its beautiful flowers.

Camellia oleifera fruit. Starting autumn 2005, we will have cold pressed Tea oil available for wholesale.

Our tea seeds oil is available in:

Europe from:

USA from:
Tao of Tea

Please inquire actual trade prices and conditions by e-mail.

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For wholesale of agricultural products, the prices given are taken from the latest previous sale.
For the most recent trade prices, please contact us by e-mail.

We encourage importers (wholeseller; grossiste; mayorista) to consider contract growing of crops through our farmers in remote areas. You will benefit from products free of pesticides and you contribute to an improved livelihood for the ethnic minorities of Yunnan.

Some of our crops are collected in the buffer zones of National Parks and Nature Reserves of China. We are co-operating with the park administrations to support sustainable harvesting of secondary forest products.

freshly harvested very hot small chilli sold at our local market

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Your ecologically friendly production:
proudly traceable!

Imagine, the traceability of your products leads your customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.

Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your business?

Would your trademark benefit from international research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the rain forest?

If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business, certifying your products as contributing to biodiversity protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.

The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives to destructive forms of mono culture.

If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact us.

The TianZi Team.