Rwandan White Tea
Named after the central African country where it is grown, this tea is produced by the orthodox method, at an elevation of approximately 2000 meters in the northern part of the country. Rwanda is landlocked but is noted for its lakes. Although close to the equator, the country has a temperate climate due to its high elevation. Rwanda is known for its rare mountain gorillas, made famous by conservationist Dian Fossey and the movie, Gorillas in the Mist. This white tea has dark leaves that brew a clear amber cup, with medium body and light astringency. Its flavor is reminiscent of an oolong tea with its bright, delicately fruity, and floral flavor notes. For best flavor, brew for 2-4 minutes at 160-170 degrees.