We believe that every cup of tea should be bright, delicious and bursting with full flavour. That’s why we source our blended and single origin black teas exclusively from the finest tea estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where the very best teas are to be found.
In this part of the world, tea bushes grow more slowly, in lush volcanic soil and ideal conditions, developing greater flavour before they are individually hand-picked for quality.
The magnificent East African landscape itself inspired the artwork that adorns our signature Birchall black tea packs. This features an iconic view of two landmark volcanoes in the Virunga National Park – the largest of which, Nyrigongo, has the world’s most voluminous lava lake at its summit.
“Our dedication to quality ensures that all of our tea leaves are hand-plucked.”
Pfunda concentrates on producing the finest tea, focusing on quality not quantity. The very best tea bushes are carefully selected for the estate and the saplings from these are grown in the on-site nursery. When the nursery manager judges them to be ready they are taken out for planting.
The geography and climate at Pfunda means it is uniquely placed to produce tea of unparalleled flavour and taste. This equatorial region’s altitude of 1460-4500 metres above sea level, high rainfall and volcanoes along the Congo-Nile Crest provide the ideal conditions and rich soil that are integral to growing outstanding tea.
“The year-round growing season ensures consistency in product quality.”
The tea bushes grow high above sea level, at a slower rate, where the temperature is relatively low, developing greater flavour before they are individually hand picked. The estate provides valuable jobs for people in the area and also runs a co-operative for over 2600 farmers.
The magnificent East African landscape is our inspiration for the artwork that adorns the Birchall Black Tea packaging. It is the exact view across the Pfunda Tea Estate looking towards two landmark volcanoes in the Virunga National Park the larger, known locally as Nyiragongo, has the worlds largest lava lake at it’s summit.
All that is left now is to taste our deliciously strong breakfast tea bursting with flavour, recently winning the highest accolade at the 2015 Great Taste Awards. Birchall Great Rift Tea is a unique English Breakfast blend, sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa.
Buy our Birchall Great Rift Breakfast Blend teas
By not compromising at any stage we are confident in every single cup of Birchall tea.
Our tea selection ensures that only the best leaves are used to make our blends.
To have the best tasting teas requires the right kind of stewardship.