Plants & Trees
“Tea is more than just a drink, it is a form of life art.....”
da Costa A.R.T. (Amazon Rainforest Taste) started in 2014.
Our teas are planted at plantation Rust en Werk (Rest and Work), with a blowing salty trade wind blowing alongt the Suriname coast in the Commewijne District Commewijne. This ocean air salty, ocean trade wind functions as a natural barrier, among other things, againstlike fungi. The rich and clean clay soil is particularly suitable to grow Moringa Oleifera, Marva (Lippia Alba) and Soursop/ Zuurzak Graviola trees.
Suriname is part of the Amazon Rainforest of South America. The teas are pure products and did not go through any unnatural treatment. This also counts for the soil in which the plants are growing.
Our teas have a moisture content of approximately 6%. The content of the packaging doesn’t look that much but that is why you only need a little tea to make a nice and healthy cup of tea.
One teaspoon in a mug or cup with boiling hot water (203 degrees F) Let it set for 5-10 minutes.
We hope that the products will meet your expectations and will contribute to a healthy life style.
The leaves of the Moringa Oleifera tree traditionally originating from the Himalayas in North Western India are very nutritious. Moringa Oleifera is one of the most richest sources of nutrients and vitamins our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and powerful anti-oxidants. Moringa nourishes the immune system of your body.
The tea is also a great alternative for caffeine containing drinks and is a refreshing and nutritious energy drink. After the consumption of your tea you can also use the content to a (milk) shake, salad, soup or other dishes. It is an energy boost as well as a contribution to your overall well being because of its abundance of anti-oxidants and vitamins. It is a great support to a nutritious life style.
You can prepare the tea by making one teaspoon of dried leaves in a mug or cup. Add boiling hot water (203 degrees F) and let set for 5-10 minutes.
Marva (Lippia Alba)
Marva (Lippia Alba, Verbenaceae) is a plant used on a large scale by a big chemical variety of her essential oils. This diversification of essential oil components is responsible for the various uses in folk and herbal medicine. The essential oils in the leaves contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Marva is appreciated in the kitchen and as a medicinal herb. Popular in India as well as in the American Tropics. Fresh and dried leaves have a delicious lemongrass scent.
Also used to flavor soup, meat, fish and above all to make pleasant tea.
You can prepare the tea by making one teaspoon of dried leaves in a mug or cup with boiling hot water (203 degrees F) and let set for 5-10 minutes.
Soursop or Graviola originated from the Amazon Rainforest; a small tree grows up to 15 feet (5 meter) and is much sought because of her delicious fruit. However, the Graviola bark, leaves, roots and fruits are also being used for centuries as traditional medicine in South America.
There is constant cancer research regarding this plant and the specific phytochemicals (annona – like acetoginins) which seem to have found anti – cancerous and anti – viral properties.
We deliver a mix of the Annona Muricata (ordinary or cultivated) and the Annona Montana (boszuurzak) (rainforest soursop).
You can prepare the tea by making 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in a mug or cup adding boiling hot water (203 degrees F) and let set for 5-10 minutes.