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This is an acknowledged fact at the rocksresort in Laax, where every inch of space is put to good use. The rocksresort has used an area of about 120 m2 on the hotel's roofs to set up a plantation of native Alpine herbs used in teas. The refreshing taste of calamint and lemon balm, the calming effect of camomile, anise hyssop (with its aniseed note) and cornflower: these are just a few of the home-grown tea herbs that hotel guests can savour during their stay. In summer before taking a dip in the lake, or on chilly days while gazing at the snow-capped mountains: nothing is ever more heart-warming than a delicious cup of tea. In winter and summer alike: "Anytime is teatime!". 

The rocksresort is working in tandem with Riders Hotel Laax, its sister hotel. The shared idea of planting the widest possible variety of teas at the two resorts has led to a collaboration. Thanks to the high quality of their tea herbs, the hotels have discovered a unique source of added value. Their involvement goes well beyond a mere pilot project, according to Christoph Schmidt, Director of Food & Beverage and Member of the Management Board at the rocksresort: ''We’re really putting our hearts into this project, and we attach enormous importance to the quality of our products. This project is also intended to involve farmers and producers from the surrounding area.'' For instance, local producer Lenn Verjans is supporting the project by taking care of cultivating the tea varieties on the hotel roofs. The herbs were planted in April 2022, and the first harvest could already be gathered in June 2022. After a drying process that took between one and two months, the harvest yielded about 1,800 servings (2 grams per teabag). Tasting will take place in September 2022 and from autumn 2022 onwards, guests will be able to enjoy the hotel's own home-grown teas. 

''We’re really putting our hearts into cultivating the herbs so we can offer our own teas to our guests as the end result of this project."

Christoph Schmidt, Director of Food & Beverage, rocksresort Laax