This green tea is produced in Kabarole, a region in western Uganda. It is harvested at an elevation of over 1,500 meters. The tea estate that produces this Grand Cru cultivates its excellent teas using eco-friendly practices.
A sweet Grand Cru with vegetal, honeyed, floral, and mineral aromas that develop against the tea's particularly silky texture.
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:
- green tea
Appearance: twisted leaves
Colour: dark green with silver hints
Notes: vegetal, fruity, honeyed
Notes: vegetal, mineral, fruity
Notes: vegetal, honeyed, floral, mineral, nuts
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 170°F.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.