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Rwandan Green
Rwandan Green

Origin:  Rwanda
Estate:  Rukeri Estate
Organic & Kosher

SerendipiTea is proud to include this special tea amongst our offerings. Rukeri Estate was the first garden in Rwanda to manufacture orthodox Green Tea (rather than CTC) & the first tea garden/factory to become certified organic & to introduce green technologies like waste recycling. It's a pioneer on workers' rights, having campaigned against child labor & becoming the first private company in Rwanda to have signed a collective bargaining agreement with its workers.

Rukeri's garden conditions are excellent for growing tea: hot & humid days, cool evenings, rainy seasons, rich soil, hilly terrain & elevations reaching nearly 6,000 ft. This lovely green, OP is deeply fragrant & smooth in the cup. Enjoy the aroma of the dry leaf which reveals hints of apricot, the steeped leaves which offer notes of steamed greens & faint wisps of tobacco. Then sip a smooth, mildly astringent mellow cup of yellow chiffon-hued tea.

  • 4 oz. box makes approx. 50 cups
  • 1 lb. bulk bag makes approx. 175 cups
  • .75 - 1 oz. tin makes approx. 10 cups
  • Some blends are lighter than others; Tin size 2.5″ w x 1″ h
  • 1 oz. Sample makes approx. 10 cups

*see Tea Caddy for storage option*

Transfer contents of box to an air-tight,opaque ceramic or tin kept away from heat and moisture.

All retail packaging components are manufactured in the USA. The box is made from post-consumer-recycled Kraft; the sealed inner bag is sustainably sourced compostable plant-derived material (Nature Flex), labels are made from recycled content with water-soluble inks. All handling, blending, packing is done by hand on-site at SerendipiTea.

Price: $14.00


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Rwandan Green Tea

Steeping Instructions:

1. Fill kettle with fresh water, then heat.

2. Warm your teapot with a little hot water, discard, place your tea leaves in teapot, allowing heat of the pot to release bouquet of the tea leaves.

3. Heat water below boiling (approximately 180°). Steep 1 teaspoon (2.5 g/8 oz. cup) up to 3 minutes & refresh cup as desired.

*Vary time according to taste, & remember that steeping tea leaves beyond 3 mins does not contribute to flavor, only bitterness.
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