Nestled in the Borneo rainforest and thriving from volcanic soil, Balung Plantation was established in 1979 and is spearheading a range of activities including the development of eco-tourism in Southeast Asia, sustainable commercial tree planting and the cultivation of organically grown crops.
The Balung plantation team strives to innovate in modern sustainable practices through the use of green energy by sourcing power from the plantation’s numerous very own hydro-dam, recycling bio waste for conversion into biogas and by fully utilizing discarded biomass to produce steam for our distillation plant. Our team is dedicated and constantly exploring new agricultural methods. We cultivate crops that promote health and strive to make a difference in people’s lives.
To preserve our stringent standards, all our teas are planted, processed and packed in our facilities. Our special teas offer a number of traditional health remedies and are a refreshing unique alternative to your normal cup of tea.
This plantation initially started in 1979 with the planting of Cocoa (chocolate). After a few years we added Teak wood and several other crops such as the worlds famous Borneo black pepper, Coffee (liberica), Arenga tree (syrup), tropical local exotic fruits including dragon fruit, Tapioca, Sweet potato, Coconut, Agarwood (gaharu).
Currently we mostly grow Herbal teas, Vanilla, Asparagus and Cattle although some of the previous crops are still available Our plantation is committed to reduce our impact on the environment and strives to innovate in modern sustainable practice through the use of green energy. We are sourcing power from the plantation’s very own hydro-dam, recycling waste for conversion to bio-gas and by fully utilizing discarded bio-mass. Our team is dedicated and constantly exploring new avenues in sustainability as well as efficient farming techniques
Our team is dedicated and constantly exploring new avenues in sustainability as well as efficient farming techniques. In the near future, we hope to be able to convert our Tapioca waste into energy.