Behind this beautifully branded product is an Albanian entrepreneur, Edvina Erebara, who lives in Netherlands.
Born and raised in Albania, Edvina used to drink “Çaj Mali” (pronounced as ‘ts-jai mali’, which is Albanian for “mountain tea”), a winter treat with some honey and lemon or to give a health boost when feeling fluish. Once moving to Holland drinking Çaj Mali became a regular thing. The love grew and never left. After experimenting with the drying process and tasting all kinds of Çaj Mali, Lemon Poppy was born. “A tea that is so pure, fresh and sturdy at the same time, it will truly warm your heart, tummy and soul!”
Moving to study in The Netherlands and bringing Çaj Mali along is where drinking it daily became a thing. It signed the start of a Çaj Mali journey: of experimenting with different taste combinations. Of experimenting with different cooking times. Visiting the mountain sides where Çaj Mali grows and talking to the locals, who taught on how to recognise Çaj Mali qualities and its colour formation. Experimenting with the drying process and tasting all kinds of Çaj Mali.
This journey helped to form ideas, taste preferences and quality requirements for my Çaj Mali, today presented as Çaj Mali by Lemon Poppy: a tea that is so pure, fresh and sturdy at the same time, it will truly warm your heart, tummy and soul!”