Produced at 1600 meters in the mountains of Rwanda by a cooperative of farmers, this black tea shows the classic breakfast signature style. Grown at high altitude in a sunny yet humid environment, it represents high quality standards in a country otherwise dominated by industrial tea production.
Jin Hou organicGolden Monkey
A Chinese black tea with a large quantity of buds known for its woody and earthy fragrance. Its liquor, sweet (malt) and crystalline, is supported by rich, tasty tannins that give it additional body. Spicy and floral aromas lighten this well-grounded tea.
- Cultivar: Da Ye
- Altitude: 500m
- Date of harvest: April 21, 2018
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This tea was cultivated in the Rift Valley from plants of the Assamica variety (the same grown in the Nilgiris, in Southern India). It was transformed using the Orthodox Method, which is odd for a region that is accustomed to producing more industrial type teas (CTC). The liquor is spicy (pepper, bay leaf), slightly camphorous, fruity, lightly burnt (toasted bread), and malty. The aromatics are well balanced and the tannins well structured. This tea is sure to please fans of black teas that are strong but not too harsh.
After the pouring the water onto the leaves, the transparency of the glass will display the pleasant spectacle of their waltz, and the gradual darkening of the liquor. The infusion beaker is a perfect accessory for fans of tea in free infusion, which lends itself particularly well to large-leaf and herbal teas.
Now offered in individual tea bags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.