The Campos De Te estate is located 298 meters above sea level in the Argentinian Province of Misiones between the towns of Obera and Campo Viera. With a growing area of 280 hectares, this is a comparatively small tea estate. The climate in this part of the world is subtropical and characterized by high levels of rainfall and temperatures of 30°C and 38°C during the day and 22°C and 25°C during the night in the summer months.
The estate owner is Don Basilio and the business is championed by his daughter Carolina Okulovich. So far, four equally passionate generations of Carolina’s family have been involved in tea production & manufacture. Carolina was born and raised at a tea plantation and spent her summer holidays (December – February on the southern hemisphere) in the factory and on the tea fields.
Carolina says she has always known that one day she would get involved in her family’s business. When she attended a course to train as a “Tea Sommelier” she learned a lot about teas from other origins, and soon realised that many of these teas were better quality than the traditional Argentine quality. The tea you are sampling today is her brain child and was created with the goal to introduce premium into the world of Argentine tea.