Great Rift Breakfast Blend
Our Virunga Chai is a powerful interpretation of a classic Indian tea, carefully crafted by the fifth generation of Birchall Graham’s family. Virunga Chai infuses the brightness and vitality of a supreme African black tea, grown close to Virunga National Park, with an eclectic blend of herbs and spices.
Our pursuit of quality ensures we have expertly matched our exceptional broken black tea with the subtle sweet spices of cinnamon and cardamom and the warming flavours of ginger and red rooibos from South Africa. The unique result is a vibrant and uplifting blend that will soothe and satisfy throughout the day. We look forward to you enjoying it as much as we do.
We will donate 5p from the proceeds of each pack to help save Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park and protect its mountain gorillas and other wildlife.
This blend includes:
Weight – 125g
Recommended Brew Time: 2-5 minutes
Storage Advice: Store in a cool, dry, place away from strong aromas
Our Virunga Chai tea can be enjoyed anytime but we particularly enjoy it mid afternoon when you fancy carving out an indulgent moment for yourself.
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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. Our black teas 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 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.
Read further in our section on East Africa.
To further our commitment to making the communities we are part of stronger, we support sustainable projects in these areas and charitable causes across East Africa. Here are three projects were are particularly proud to have and still been involved in – Virunga National Park, Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation and Rwandan Schools.
Home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Supporting sport in Rwanda with the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation.
Our commitment to making the communities we are part of stronger.
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