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Great Rift

Breakfast Tea

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Our flagship breakfast blend Great Rift is crafted using the finest teas from across East Africa. Great Rift has an unrivalled bright and brilliant taste, which has made it the UK’s most awarded tea , winning a prestigious Great Taste Award for a record 13 consecutive years.

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  • About Great Rift
  • Sustainability
  • How To Brew
  • Ingredients

Come on a journey of taste with Birchall and discover breakfast tea beyond the ordinary. Our famous breakfast blend Great Rift is strong, delicious and bursting with full flavour. This superior tea captures the freshness and delicious flavour of East Africa and Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, one of the most renowned tea-growing regions in the world. The high altitude, lush volcanic soil and heavy rainfall of this equatorial area combine to create the perfect set of conditions for producing tea of unparalleled flavour. All our teas are fully Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and produced in our 100% solar powered factory in Wiltshire using biodegradable tea bags.

Why East Africa Produces The Best Breakfast Tea?

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We consider our signature black teas to be truly special and unique in the tea world and we’d like to tell you why. The black teas we use for our breakfast tea are all sourced exclusively from the finest tea estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya; this is generally considered to be where the very best teas are to be found. This equatorial region’s altitude, high rainfall and rich volcanic soil provide the ideal conditions that are integral to growing tea of unparalleled flavour and taste.

The geography and climate of the area where this tea is grown makes it uniquely placed to produce black 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 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.

Sustainability

This product is 100% Carbon Neutral and our plant-based tea bags are biodegradable which can be industrially composted.
For full information about sustainability and this product’s packaging please click here

Recommended Preparation

Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes
Recommended Brew Temperature: 100°C
Serving Advice: Enjoy with milk or a slice of lemon
Storage Advice: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong aromas
For best results use BRITA filtered water.

Ingredients

This breakfast blend includes:

  • Black Tea (100%)*
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