Great Rift Breakfast Blend
Birchall Virunga™ is a pure origin tea, sourced from the finest tea gardens in Rwanda, found close to the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Virunga National Park. In this region, the tea bushes grow slowly, at high altitude and relatively low temperatures, developing greater flavour before they are individually picked. Our pursuit of quality ensures that all our leaves are only ever hand plucked. The leaf, bud and tender stem are carefully pinched together in a ‘perfect pick’.
This is how Birchall Virunga™ gains its exceptional brightness, yellow gold colour and distinctively refreshing flavour.
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 – 62.5g
Recommended Brew Time: 2-5 minutes
Storage Advice: Store in a cool, dry, place away from strong aromas
Our Virunga Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed anytime but we particularly enjoy it in the afternoon naturally, gathered with family or friends with a nice slice of cake chatting about nothing in particular and getting your weekly quota of gossip.
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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 Virunga is growns 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 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 Foundation & Rwandan Schools.
Home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Supporting sport in Rwanda with the Rwanda Cricket Foundation.
Our commitment to making the communities we are part of stronger.
imogenfowles1 (verified owner) – 24/06/2016
Absolutely delicious tea! I found the English Breakfast tea too strong, and this is absolutely perfect! I will definitely be ordering more.
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