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This precious Oriental gem grows in wild, secluded mountains. As a plant of long growth cycle—one of the longest among oil crops—it takes a whole year to grow from flower to seed. The harvest period is October to November. It is hand-harvested, which is extremely hard work. Thus, each camellia seed is precious, containing natural nutrients.

Inheriting the spirit of old craftsmanship, the camellia seeds are cold pressed into highly nutritious camellia oil. Natural oil made from camellia seeds is the most delicate deep-moisturizing elixir suitable for both consumption and skin care.

Ancient artisans found ways to utilize tea seed cake, “cha gu”, which is the residue from oil extract. Containing natural saponin and theophylline, cha gan, extract of cha gu, produces degreasing foam and is an eco-friendly cleanser.

  • Camellia Oil

      Made from 100% fresh, carefully-selected camellia seed, this plant oil is very high in monounsaturated fat. It retains all the camellia nutrients such as vitamin, tea polyphenol, and chlorophyll. It is suitable for postpartum diet, weak stomachs, cardiovascular disease patients, recovering patients, and the elderly.

  • Mallow Volumizing Shampoo

      Suitable for normal hair. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Pure mallow and nettle extracts are added to protect scalp and maintain healthy hair. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as Chinese cypress, eucalyptus, and patchouli.

  • Comfrey Balancing Shampoo

      Suitable for oily scalp and hair. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Pure comfrey and sage extracts are added to protect scalp and maintain healthy hair. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as ylang-ylang, vetiver, and bergamot.

  • Mulberry Repairing Shampoo

      Suitable for damaged, permed, or dyed hair. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Precious camellia oil deeply moisturizes hair; pure mulberry skin and Asiatic pennywort extracts effectively moisturize hair roots, giving hair a silky quality. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as natural bay leaf, geranium, and lemongrass.

  • Marigold Hair Conditioner

      Suitable for damaged, permed, or normal hair. Precious camellia and jojoba oil deeply moisturize scalp and hair; pure marigold and horsetail extracts sooth, moisturize, and repair hair. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as vitamin E, bay leaf, geranium, and lemongrass.

  • Lotus Leaf Refreshing Body Wash

      Suitable for normal skin. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Pure lotus leaf and watercress extracts lock in skin moisture and sooth dry skin. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as fennel, marjorana, and verbena.

  • Cucumber Honey Nourishing Body

      Suitable for normal and dry skin. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Pure honey and cucumber extracts moisturize skin and revitalize its sheen. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as rosewood, neroli, and lavender.

  • Lotus Leaf Hydrating Body Lotion

      Suitable for normal skin. Camellia oil deeply moisturizes and protects skin; pure lotus leaf and watercress extracts lock in skin moisture and sooth dry skin. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as fennel and marjorana.

  • Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion

      Suitable for normal skin, dry skin, and winter use. Camellia oil deeply moisturizes and protects skin; pure honey and cucumber extracts retain moisture in skin, giving it more sheen. It is fragrance-free, using essential oils such as rosewood, neroli, and lavender.

  • Oats Hypoallergenic Body Lotion

      It is fragrance and essential oil free; suitable for sensitive skin, pregnant women, and babies. Camellia oil deeply moisturizes and repairs skin; coix seed, sweet almond and bitter orange oil lock in skin moisture and protect skin. Pure oat and aloe extracts have a gentle moisturizing effect.

  • Robkastanie Hand Wash

      Hydrating and moisturizing hand wash. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Precious camellia and wheatgerm oil deeply moisturize hands while robkastanie extract has a hydrating and softening effect. It is fragrance-free, using pure vetiver essential oil.

  • Eyebright Hand Wash

      Refreshing anti-bacterial hand wash. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Precious camellia and hypericum oil deeply moisturize hands while natural eyebright extract has a skin-cleansing effect. It is fragrance-free, using pure juniper berry essential oil.

  • Tea Seed Dishwashing Liquid

      Dark brown cha tzu granules and natural catechin gently degrease, clean, and deodorize, leaving dishes clean and greaseless after wash. This weak acidic detergent does not irritate human skin, and is highly biodegradable and eco-friendly.

  • Tea Seed Fruit & Veggie Wash

      Natural cha tzu granules and cha gan gently and effectively scrub surface dirt and wax off fruits and vegetables. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin and does not irritate hands. The added antibacterial green tea extracts effectively remove insect eggs. This vegetable wash is highly biodegradable and eco-friendly.

  • Geranium Tea Seed Laundry Detergent

      The cleansing effect comes from natural cha gan while geranium has an antibacterial effect. This detergent has a refreshing grapefruit and lemon scent and a weak acidic pH similar to that of human skin. Pure essential oils are added to deodorize clothing and maintain a natural fragrance. This product is fragrance-free.

  • Rosewood Tea Seed Laundry Detergent

      Natural cha gan gently washes while rosewood and ylang essential oils provide a fresh, sweet, and exotic scent. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin; pure essential oils deodorize clothing while maintaining a natural fragrance. This product is fragrance-free.

  • Benzoin Tea Seed Laundry Detergent

      Naturally strong-cleansing cha gan is combined with mild, vanilla-scented benzoin essential oil and the natural fragrance of marjorana and geranium. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin. Pure essential oils are added to deodorize clothing and maintain a natural fragrance. This product is fragrance-free.

  • Geranium Tea Seed Fabric Wash

      This fabric wash has natural fragrance of geranium and fresh smell of grapefruit and lemon. Natural cha gan penetrates into clothing fibers, effectively removing dirt. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin and does not irritate hands or skin. Baking soda absorbs the odor on clothing, neutralizing body odor and sweat.

  • Rosewood Tea Seed Fabric Wash

      This fabric wash has a rich rosewood and ylang fragrance. Natural cha gan penetrates into clothing fibers, effectively removing dirt. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin and does not irritate hands or skin. Baking soda absorbs the odor on clothing, neutralizing body odor and sweat.

  • Benzoin Tea Seed Fabric Wash

      This fabric wash has a sweet and soothing smell of marjorana and geranium. Natural cha gan penetrates into clothing fibers, effectively removing dirt. Its weak acidic pH is similar to that of human skin and does not irritate hands or skin. Baking soda absorbs the odor on clothing, neutralizing body odor and sweat.

  • Vitality and Vigor camellia oil gift box

      Contains: Camellia Oil*2bottles, handmade vermicelli noodles (1 serving). The highly-spirited and majestic tiger and dragon encircle a fruitful camellia tree, symbolizing abundance, strength, and generous blessings. In every living moment, before any challenge, we pray for the agility and strength of tiger and the spirit of dragon to prosper our lives.

  • Extreme Longevity camellia oil gift box

      Contains: Camellia Oil*2bottles, handmade vermicelli noodles (1 serving). Cloudy peaks and admirable heights imply the depth of life. Turtle shell and animal feet patterns that represent good fortune encircle a lush camellia tree. A blessing of the young to the old, it is full of thoughtfulness and care.

  • Overflowing Fortune camellia oil gift box

      Contains: Camellia Oil*2bottles, oatmeal camellia oil lotion (1 bottle). Chirping and caroling magpies encircle a proud “門” (door) character, within which a chubby and smiling baby stands firmly on a leafy camellia tree. We celebrate life’s warmest, happiest and dearest moment with delicately thoughtful blessings of peace and health for mother and child.

  • Cha Tzu Tang Golden Horse gift box

      Contains: Mallow Volumizing Shampoo*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Nourishing Body Wash*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion*1bottle。Golden Horse 51 designated Taiwan cultural product. If you want a healthy horse, you must feed it good grass. When in pursuit of excellence, we must also take good care of our bodies. Let Cha tzu tang sooth your body and spirit like a spring breeze!

  • Fawn edition gift set

      Contains: Mulberry Repairing Shampoo*1bottle、Lotus Leaf Refreshing Body Wash*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion*1bottle。Cha tzu tang cleansing and body care products have naturally-extracted cha gan for gentle cleansing and natural plant extracts and fragrant plant essential oils. Camellia oil lotion uses precious camellia oil as foundation to take good care of every inch of skin.

  • Cucumber honey gift box

      Contains: Cucumber Honey Nourishing Body Wash*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion*1bottle。Pamper your skin with moisturizing cucumber honey. Clean every inch of skin with sunlight-like warmth of cha gan and camellia oil. Retain skin moisture with nectar-made honey and fresh cucumber. Refresh your breathing with drops of rosewood, neroli, and lavender essential oils.

  • Fawn bag travel set

      Contains: Mulberry Repairing Shampoo*1bottle、Marigold Hair Conditioner*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Nourishing Body Wash*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion*1bottle。Moisturizing travel set. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt. Camellia oil deeply moisturizes and protects skin. This product is fragrance-free, using only pure essential oils.

  • Tiger Cub travel set

      Contains: Mallow Volumizing Shampoo*1bottle、Marigold Hair Conditioner*1bottle、Lotus Leaf Refreshing Body Wash*1bottle、Cucumber Honey Moisturizing Body Lotion*1bottle。Refreshing and cleansing travel set. Naturally-extracted cha gan gently removes grease and dirt; natural camellia oil deeply moisturizes and protects skin. This product is fragrance-free, using only pure essential oils.

During the 80s, family-style factories were the mainstay of Taiwanese economy and led to economic prosperity. Founder Chao Chih-ming began producing detergents for restaurant and vendor use.

To build quality life for family and provide consumers a better cleaning solution, Mr. Chao founded the company, initiating the formation of Chatzutang.

Chao Chih-ming won countless praise for inventing the Cha tzu dishwashing liquid. Chao Wen-hao took over his father’s business, planting roots across Taiwan for Chatzutang to grow.

Chao Wen-hao believed that a brand is recognition, a symbol of spirits and values. He thus registered the Chatzutang brand and invested in brand marketing.

With profits pursued and production costs cut after the crisis, Chao Wen-hao started to assess the brand value and decided to take Cha Tzu Tang out of the processing market to go its own direction.

Chao Wen-hao visited cha tzu farms and farmers across Taiwan, hoping to revive cha tzu culture and value of land.

The first Chatzutang contract farm was situated in Penglai Village, Miaoli County. By way of contract farming, camellia oil and tea seed meal were purchased at a high price to offer cha tzu farmers a more stable life.

5 product series of oil, hair, body, family, and gift products were created, promoting the passion for cha tzu culture through Taiwanese arts and crafts.

We are devoted to local sustainable development projects, hoping that cha tzu products will bring to the world our creative workers as well as rich cultural history.

Large green fields of lush camellia bushes were once the most common sight in Taiwan's mountainous regions. Farmers who spend most of their lives in the mountains understand the wisdom of growing things naturally. They insist on organic methods to care for camellia seeds, fertilize the plants, harvest, transport, store, and produce oil. And they have been doing so for decades. They have learned to use camellia seed in daily life. Camellia oil can be used as food or to maintain the body, and cha gu can be used as a household or body cleanser. It is rare to retain such wisdom for use in daily life. With declining markets, the emergence of chemical products, and a loss of heritage in camellia cultural assets, many old farmers and scattered camellia farms in Taiwan face difficulties to survive.

To allow camellia seeds to continue growing strong in Taiwan's forests and to give cha tzu farms a stable living quality, Cha Tzu Tang visits camellia farms across Taiwan and fosters a caring relationship with cha tzu farmers.

Cha Tzu Tang has supported camellia farms in various places and preserved the many precious cultural values. In 2011, Cha Tzu Tang began leasing its first farm in Penglai Village, Miaoli County. The owner of the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Lee told us, “We cannot let such good crops disappear from this land.” Despite today’s weakened camellia seed market, the Lees have protected their crops. Mr. and Mrs. Lee have a deep emotional connection with camellia seeds and recognize their value, and have worked to continue the camellia seed culture. Every discovery of a prosperous camellia farm is a gift from heaven to Cha Tzu Tang. That means there is a group of people on this land that is willing to sweat and contribute with a smile to the preservation of Taiwanese values that once prospered.

We believe that with people’s hard work, a better life can bloom.