Rwanda Rukeri Plantation Broken Pekoe 1 Fair Trade African Loose Leaf Black Tea


Once again, another Rukeri Tea Company, addition, bringing our range of teas from this company to six. This Plantation is found in the North of Rwanda and is a collection of small farm-holders belonging to the cooperative ASSOPTHE. ASSOPTHE has 4,526 members, growing tea in two areas named Cyohoha and Rukeri, these are found at an altitude of 5,900 feet. The terroir within this area of high moisture and an acidic soil, produces exceptional quality teas as well as quite high yields.

The Cooperative ASSOPTHE Cyohoha-Rukeri which is Fair Trade Certified, is 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 APPOPTHE owns 13.3% of the shares.

This is a Broken Pekoe grade, also called CTC or Cut Torn Curled and is slightly stronger and more malty than the Pekoe that we already list.

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