Rwanda is home to an emerging group of quality producers. Organically cultivated at very high altitude by a small cooperative, the leaves produce a cup with vegetal notes, reminiscent of leafy greens. This tea is geared towards drinkers who prefer lighter, more subtle flavors.
This tea is produced in the Ilam district of Nepal, a hilly region known for its sweeping vistas and tea estates. Packed with silver tips, the Maloom is comparable in character to Darjeeling teas due to similarities in terroir. Sipping the tea will yield a delicate body with flowery notes and slightly tannic finish. We recommend this tea for those looking for a lighter black tea.
This exceptionally smooth tea is organically cultivated in the northern extreme of Thailand, near the Golden Triangle. In this region, abundant rainfall and consistently warm temperatures create some of the most verdant tea gardens in the world. Harvested Hong Cha leaves dry in the shade before being hand rolled into twisted strands. The richly-colored cup has a velvety mouthfeel that imparts mild fruit and honey flavors, and shows more restraint compared to the Midnight Pearl Oolong tea.