Rwanda Rukeri BOP Organic

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Tasting Notes: toasted bread, earthy

Description: A medium-bodied East African black tea that is a balance of malty and brisk with robust earthy notes of toasted bread, ripe fruit, and citrus. A straight-forward black tea that is smooth and satisfying. This organic black tea is excellent straight up and takes milk, sugar, and honey well. 

If you enjoy our English Breakfast or Kenya Kosabei , we suggest this tea for you as well. This tea is a perfect selection for lovers of Breakfast Blends, Assam, and Ceylon black teas.

Rwanda is a small tea growing country located in Central Eastern Africa nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, and the Congo. Rwanda produces world class teas due to the high elevation, tropical highland climate, and rich volcanic soil. The heat and humidity during the day, cool evenings, abundant rain, rich soil, and high elevations make it an optimal tea growing region.

The Rukeri Estate, located in the north west of Rwanda in a remote valley on rich soil, works collaboratively with small farmers of the region to be a high yielding tea estate.  The black teas produced in this estate are a cross between malty Indian Assam teas and the brisk lighter bodied black teas of Kenya.

Ingredients: organic black tea from the Rukeri Estate in Rwanda in BOP grade (broken orange pekoe)

Steep Directions: steep 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 oz boiling water, 205-212°F, for 3-4 minutes

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