Rwandan Green Tea
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
See further below for Steeping Instructions