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My Blue Tea is spicing up the scene with the launch of Borneo Hot Sauce sown by Bulbul Birds

Updated: May 7

My Blue Tea is spicing up the scene with the launch of Borneo Hot Sauce.

Crafted from Momporok Chilli, this exquisite sauce is born from seeds selected and sown by Bornean Bulbul birds at dawn's first light. These birds, dwellers of forests and thickets, contribute to a natural growth process by consuming the chillies and returning the seeds to the earth. Typically nesting within dense bushes and feeding on fruit and insects, the Bulbuls play a pivotal role in the creation of our unique hot sauce.

These Momporok Chillies are sown naturally by the Bulbul birds of Kunak, Sabah | My Blue Tea
These Momporok Chillies are sown naturally by the Bulbul birds of Kunak, Sabah

The Bulbul birds enjoy Momporok chillis

The Momporok chilli, a legacy from ancestors to future generations. Cultivated along the tranquil southeast coast of North Borneo, employing regenerative methods aimed at reducing atmospheric carbon, revitalising our lands, and strengthening communities.

The Heart of Borneo

Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei.

Borneo, the world's third largest island, accounts for just 1% of the world's land yet holds approximately 6% of global biodiversity in its rich, tropical forests. Its species range from the distinct Bornean orang utans and elephants to the giant pitcher plants, clouded leopards and Rafflesia flowers. It’s known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home and in Sabah is 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak, and, offshore, the famed dive site Sipadan Island.

Bornean orangutan | My Blue Tea introduces the Taste of Borneo
Bornean orangutan

With a 130 million years old, Borneo's Rainforest is one of the oldest in the world, and home to a dizzying number of species (15,000 of plants, 3,000 of trees, 221 of land mammals and 420 of birds!). Borneo Rainforest is twice as old as their antipodal cousins in the Amazon.

The Taste of Borneo

My Blue Tea has introduced various products from our factory like the Torch Ginger flower (dried slices), Sarawak Laksa, Pandan and Butterfly Pea , Roselle, Calamansi, Dayak Ginger and Bamboo Tea. You can expect more Borneo gems at our store in the future. Today we are turning up the heat with the NEW BORNEO HOT SAUCE.

A gift that stands out – and it's deliciously unique!

Whether it's for corporate gatherings, housewarmings, weddings, or any event needing a sprinkle of flavour, we have the perfect spicy present. Just in time for Mother's Day!

Borneo Hot Sauce - Order now for Mother's Day delivery. Beautiful & individually boxed, only 20 sets (of 4 different varieties) available OR design your favourite box of 4 chillies for Mom with the spice level you like.

There are 4 flavours available and they come gorgeously designed, perfect for a Hot and Spicy Mom.

Borneo Hot Sauce - Good in Everything

🌶 indicates level of spiciness

The pack boxed our bottles of 4 flavours with intense heat that are #goodoneverything.

🌶 Sweet Chilli: A tantalising blend of sweetness, tanginess, and spiciness.

🌶🌶 First Green Harvest: An irresistible hot sauce with a spicy kick and tangy twist. (Green Chilli)

🌶🌶🌶 Ripe Red: Experience the perfect balance of flavours with a creamy touch.

🌶🌶🌶🌶 Classic Extra Spicy: Our ultimate sauce, delivers an intense kick that leaves your taste buds buzzing with excitement.

Applications for our Momporok Chilli Borneo Hot sauce - as dipping, on burgers, on fried rice, fried noodles, on dumplings - good on anything you like to spice up!

Bold Cocktails

Including Tah dah ----> if you are brave enough and also adventurous we have recipes for Spicy Gin Tonic or how about a Hot sauce Mojito - add Butterfly Pea for a magical colour changing effect.

Other Bornean Products


Source : Wikipedia

The Bornean bulbul (Rubigula montis) is a member of the bulbul family of passerinebirds. It is endemic to the island of Borneo. The Bornean bulbul was previously placed in genus Pycnonotus. This genus was found to be polyphyletic in recent molecular phylogenetic studies and five bulbul species, including the Bornean bulbul, moved to Rubigula. Until 2008, the Bornean bulbul was considered as conspecific with the black-capped, black-crested, ruby-throated and flame-throated bulbuls. Some authorities have considered the Bornean bulbul to be a subspecies of the black-capped bulbul.

References Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pycnonotus montis.

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  2. ^ a b Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P. (eds.). "Family Pycnonotidae". IOC World Bird List. Version 10.2. International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 8 August 2020.

  3. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2.

  4. ^ Shakya, Subir B.; Sheldon, Frederick H. (2017). "The phylogeny of the world's bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) inferred using a supermatrix approach". Ibis. 159 (3): 498–509. doi:10.1111/ibi.12464. ISSN 0019-1019.

  5. ^ "Species Version 1 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 11 March 2017.


  7. Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. (2005). Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2: Attributes and Status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.



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