Tea didn't arrive in Rwanda until 1952. Since then, it has become one of the country's largest exports. Its perfect Tea-growing conditions are in part thanks to its rich, fertile, volcanic soil and temperate climate. Much of Rwanda's Tea comes from large plantations. However, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company support Rwanda Tea cooperatives and private growers where we can.
Many Rwanda Teas boast an extraordinary strength, bright colour and flavour. This is mostly because of the high altitudes (1,800 metres above sea level) in which they grow. Indeed, around 72% of Rwanda's cultivated Tea-growing land is in mountainous areas. Much of the Tea to come from such regions is Black Tea.
We stock two Rwanda Black Teas. These are Rwanda Rukeri Orange Pekoe and Heritage Hard Water Blend. We pack both of these beverages fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.