Biotatra teas are produced by Farma Východná.
Farm Východná is the highest ecological farm in Liptov (930 m above sea level).
They focus mainly on organic cattle and sheep for milk production. Thanks to the exceptional milk quality of the High Tatras mountain area, they offer exclusive delicacies and delicious natural cheeses under the Farma Východná brand, which have won leading awards at Slovak and Czech competitions. In addition to the production of milk and dairy products, they grow medicinal herbs and small fruits, as well as offer farm tours. Pastures full of medicinal herbs and mountain air with the scent of needles and mushrooms are a guarantee for the emergence of unique farm delicacies.
The farm was founded on March 13 , 1958 , as part of a co-operative in the village of Východná as a United Agricultural Cooperative, and operated under socialism thanks to considerable subsidies from the state. Various crops were produced here (potatoes, cereals, fodder beet, flax, bulk fodder), there was also a bread bakery and a potato factory.
In 2008, the cooperative was discovered by a foreign investor. The owner became a British family, which brought much-needed investments to the Farm. All management at the Farm remained Slovak.
Thanks to new investments, it was possible to transform the cooperative into a viable BIO Farm, which received a BIO certificate in 2010. Since the cultivation of diverse crops and the production of various products is very demanding, they decided to focus their activities on 4 main projects.
Growing of feed for sheep and cows, breeding of animals for the purpose of milk production - ie plant and animal production.
Processing of part of the milk into cheese and cheese under the own brand Farma Východná.
Growing BIO herbs and BIO small fruits, which began in 2012.
Until 2016, they only sold raw herbs, but from 2017 they started producing their own loose teas and producing small fruits.