Coffee is king in Colombia, so why start a tea farm in coffee country? The mile high elevation, with its rapidly changing weather and naturally rich soil, made the Llanos family’s land ideal for tea. In 1946, the Llanos wanted to cultivate coffee. But one of the Llano sons pushed for tea. He had lived in England and developed a taste for tea.
One thing is abundantly clear, this Colombian tea tastes good and stands up to its Eastern counterparts. If Chile and Argentina could establish an independent wine culture from their European forebearers, then why not Colombian tea?