Mozambique Black Tea
Enjoy the re-awakening of Mozambique's organically grown specialty
tea! Medium-bodied with pronounced citrus & subtle honey notes ~ full,
lasting flavor all in a bright copper cuppa.
Tea was first planted in the East African country of Mozambique
in the 1920s by Portuguese settlers in Gurue (Zambezia Province) located in the
southern Rift Valley. Ideally situated in the foothills of famed Mount Namuli,
this fertile region boasts a cool, moist climate at high elevations. Tea
production was robust & enjoyed both domestic & international success,
becoming one of Mozambique's main exports by the 1960's. Then, in 1975, after
nearly five centuries of colonial rule, Mozambique gained its independence from
Portugal after which decades of civil war ensued. Tea production plummeted
& gardens were abandoned...until fairly recently. The past decade has been
dedicated to revitalizing Mozambique's tea gardens & we are thrilled to
bring you the results of that dedication & hard work. Cheers!
See further below for Steeping Instructions