Agrícola Himalaya S.A. is a company with 57 years of experience in the tea industry, established as the leader in the Colombian market with the Hindú® brand, and with a presence in over eleven countries around the Americas.
Since 2013 we have been developing Bitaco® Unique Colombian Tea, a loose leaf tea that brings to your cup unique Colombian flavors. We own our own tea garden and a new high-tech factory, the most modern in the Americas. We guarantee the entire tea process, from harvesting through delivery to the final customer.
Bitaco® is essentially a “new” tea Origin, located in the exotic, beautiful, and peaceful Andes Mountains of Colombia.
Bitaco® is a High Grown tea that is cultivated at over 2,000 meters above sea level in the mist-capped Andes at Bitaco, Colombia. We are located in the bio-geographic region of Chocó, characterized by its high level of rainfall and exceptional biodiversity. The Bitaco® Tea plantation is a tiny tea garden nestled alongside a thriving, protected rain forest, the Bitaco Regional Forest Reserve (Reserva Forestal Protectora Regional de Bitaco).
The pristine, sustainable environment where Bitaco® teas are grown and harvested is exceptionally rich in minerals and the tea plants are nourished by pure mountain waters, supporting these exceptional organic teas.
We use sustainable organic Mountain Tea farming techniques. We ensure the quality of products within the organic production context of the NOP (USDA) and EOS regulations. We further ensure our sustainable credentials with the UTZ certified “Good Inside” label, providing our customers clean, pure, and natural teas with full traceability and supported by social and environmental accountability.
Bitaco® Tea owns 98 hectares of Andean fog forest ecosystem. We are surrounded by the Bitaco Regional Forest Reserve, where our tea garden coexists with a biological corridor that allows the conservation of spring waters and a wide diversity of flora and fauna: 256 bird species, 28 amphibian species, 23 reptile species, and 772 species of plants.
Bitaco® Tea created the Agricola Himalaya Foundation to develop and improve programs focusing on education, especially for local children. Activities focus on the improvement of infrastructure, recreational opportunities, local culture, and access to technology.
The tea bushes have matured to provide smooth, “subtly sweet,” and mellow teas with a beautiful amber color and soft kind flavor; great body, and teasing hints of sweet fruit raisins and dried plums.
The unique nature of Bitaco Teas is welcomed by consumers around the world who prefer these cup characteristics over more astringent and harsher cup qualities.