from borneo’s rainforest

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.

Values & Beliefs

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.

One of our sustainable management practices

Other then our steam boilers, hydro dams, recycled materials, tapioca waste into energy and many others, are our 3 in 1 Bio-gas installation. Please see diagram below, biogas is used for oil distillation and given to employees for cooking and so on. While the fertilizers are used for our many organic crops. Organic fertilizer sludge’s are re-directed back to the crops in the surrounding areas and the organic top grade delicious beef is also used for consumption.


Well fed balung cattle

Manure / Waste

From the feedlot, waste will be directed by gravity and water drainage into holding chamber.

Organic wet and dry waste for fertilizer. Wet sludge waste will be channeled through our irrigation systems back into the plantation. Dry organic fertilizer will be used for replanting.

Anaerobic bacteria works to separate natural gas from organic fertilizer.

Biogas will serve two functions. First it will provide cooking fuel to our workers for personal use. Second it will power up our distillation tanks used to produce essential oils.

Organic, top grade quality beef.