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Grand Cru of black tea from Rwanda

Grand Cru of black tea from Rwanda with gourmand notes of wood, honey and stewed fruit.
3.5 oz Pouch
In stock
Free shipping as of $75
for all orders within the US 48 contiguous states
6g / 30cl
195°F - 90°C

Grand Cru Rwanda Silver Mist

Palais des Thés is delighted to bring you this delicious new premium tea from Sorwathe in Rwanda.
The tea’s gourmand notes of wood (dry and waxed), honey and stewed fruit is topped by a delicate vegetal accent.
The aromas are long in the mouth thanks to a subtle astringency that will delight fans of black teas from Yunnan or Sichuan. A delightful discovery!

François-Xavier Delmas' choice:
“It’s a pleasure to be able to offer a premium tea from Rwanda at last. This one comes from the high plateaus (approximately 2,000 metres in altitude). The tea grows in a breathtakingly beautiful environment, in a Rainforest Alliance certified plantation. Most importantly, it has a wonderful range of flavours and aromas.”

- Origin: Rwanda, Africa
- Tea colour: black tea

Dry leaves:
- Appearance: long, delicately processed leaves with plenty of long buds
- Colour: a cross between olive green and brown
- Scents: a warm, woody, chocolaty aroma, with stewed fruit and honey

Brewed leaves (infusion):
- Scents: wood, fruit (quince paste), honey and malt

- Colour: mahogany
- Texture: smooth, round, then a subtle astringency
- Flavours: a very delicate acidic, sweet flavour
- Aromas: dry wood and waxed wood, honey, stewed fruit, a vegetal accent
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: full, gourmand and long in the mouth, this tea has warm notes that are similar to some quality teas from Yunnan and Sichuan

More about the co-operative

  • Situated in the north of Rwanda, around 70 km from Kigali in Rulindo district, the Sorwathe co-operative began producing tea in 1978 under the guidance of Joe Wertheim, an American importer.
  • The acidic, volcanic soil and temperate climate is ideal for growing tea, particularly in the western and southern mountainous regions.
  • Sorwathe was the country’s first plantation to receive fair-trade certification and is also a member of the Rainforest Alliance, an international NGO that protects biodiversity and provides resources for sustainable subsistence to local populations.
  • Over time, and through the use of innovative methods, Sorwathe teas have gained a good reputation and have received numerous awards.
  • The Sorwathe co-operative contributes to various projects, including an adult literacy programme, road maintenance, drinking water supplies, a new health centre and infant school, and training in growing and processing tea.
  • Today, Sorwathe is one of the leaders of Rwanda's tea industry. Tea production continues to grow, and now totals around 3.5 million kilos of tea per year, nearly 10% of Rwanda's production.
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