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.
These Golden Tips are organically grown in the spectacular mountain ranges that line Vietnam's sparsely populated northern frontier. Although the craggy topography is unsuited for most forms of agriculture, its altitude and microclimate are ideal for cultivating tea. As its name implies, the tea features premium golden tips and produces a dark bronze colored cup. Its tasting profile is characterized by a medium body that yields flowery notes with a hint of sweetness.
This tasting of black teas will take you from the rolling hills of Darjeeling to the highlands of Thailand. Each offering in this set features distinctively different character. Both the Darjeeling and Assam are classic expressions from legendary estates, while the Himalayan Black offers a peek at the tantalizing potential of newer growing regions.