This Grand Cru comes from the Kabarole District in Western Uganda, at an elevation of about 1,500 meters. This plantation cultivates its excellent teas using environmentally friendly practices. This sweet black tea develops woody, prune, and honeyed fragrances, as well as vanilla hints.
This tea is certified organic by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
PALAIS DES THÉS IS HELPING TO PROTECT THE CHIMPANZEES OF UGANDA
Palais des Thés has collaborated with Sabrina Krief, a primatologist and the founder of the Association Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes (PCGS), which works to protect chimps in the wild and to help them coexist with farmers in Uganda:
- By assisting the Kahangi Estate in its efforts to protect local wildlife through the use of organic, environmentally friendly farming methods.
- Contributing €2 to the PCGS for every 100g of Organic Kahangi Green Tea and Organic Black Kahangi Tea sold.
If you wish to donate to the PCGS, please visit www.helloasso.com/associations/projet-pour-la-conservation-des-grands-singes
> The Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda, located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, is home to a diverse flora and fauna, including a large population of our closest relatives, the chimps. Because tea plantations around the National Park use chemicals that cause deformities, these primates are threatened in their natural habitat. Poachers are also active in the area, causing terrible harm to the primates. The chimps occasionally eat the villagers' crops, making the farmers even poorer and more angry.
> To protect local biodiversity, a five-thousand-acre strip around the forest must be converted to organic farming, and working conditions must be improved to reduce poaching.
> Because the Kahangi Estate is only 100 acres in size, the PCGS is collaborating with small producers willing to convert their plantations to organic methods.
> Sabrina and Jean-Michel Krief employ 25 Ugandans through the PCGS to monitor chimps, educate locals on environmental issues, prevent poaching, and assist farmers in living more harmoniously with their natural environment and primates.
> We cannot ignore this situation, which affects people, animals, and nature. We can help bring about a more responsible and sustainable approach to the population and the environment by supporting the PCGS.
- Kabarole, Uganda
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: large crumpled leaves
Colour: dark brown
Notes: woody, honeyed, toasted
Notes: leather, woody, fruity
Notes: prune, woody, vanilla nuance, honeyed
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 195°F.