Rwanda Rukeri Plantation Orange Pekoe Green Tea Healthy Organic Fair Trade African Tea


  • After the fantastic success of sales for our Rukeri F.O.P  from Rwanda,we felt we had to have a green tea from this Estate.
  • The tea originates from the cooperative ASSOPTHE, which consists of small farms found towards the north of the country. ASSOPTHE has 4,526 members (1,675 males and 2,851 females) growing tea on 930 hectares found on well-drained marshlands named Cyohoha and Rukeri.
  • These tea plantations are found at an altitude of 5,900 feet with excellent growing conditions, high moisture and an acidic soil, this terroir produces exceptional quality teas as well as quite high yields.
  • The Cooperative ASSOPTHE Cyohoha-Rukeri which is Fair Trade certified, is very close to the SORWATHE Tea Factory, which is also a Fair Trade Certified Hired Labour Tea Producer.
  • This ensures that the leaves are delivered fresh from the field to the Factory. The Individual farmers sell their leaves to SORWATHE, where ASSOPTHE owns 13.3% of the shares.
  • This is a wonderful OP grade looking remarkably like a Sencha OP grade, the leaves are regular in length and uniform in colour, somewhat darker looking than normal for a green tea.
  • Rwanda Rukeri OP has an excellent flavour and wonderful character, it is naturally sweet with enough astringency to make the taste enjoyable and not a chore.
  • When this African green tea is brewed at 80°C and steeped for 2 minutes,it produces a typical ‘Sencha’ aroma but in quite a pale yellow cup.
  • An absolutely fabulous green tea and one I will do my utmost to promote. I would increase by half a minute for each further infusion.
  • You will receive 65 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 32 cups of tea. Two gram per cup, this tea can be re-infused a few times giving 97 cups of tea. This works out at between sixteen pence per cup and five pence per cup when re-infused
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout.

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