2 oz. (25 cups) or 8 oz. (100 cups)
(Formerly Rukeri Green)
Thousand Hills Green is a Rwandan steamed green tea, lovely to smell with a taste mildly astringent, but smooth. Grown in the Rukeri Valley at an elevation between 5,500 and 6,500 feet, the leaf is hand-picked and harvested only in the mornings. This green tea is rolled in traditional tea rollers using specially selected and seasoned timber tables and battens.
Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, and that's where this tea gets its name.
Amount: 1 teaspoon of loose tea per cup of water
Temperature: 175 ̊ (When small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot)
Steep time: 2 – 3 minutes
About Our Rwandan Tea
Rwanda produces only one percent of the world’s tea, but its fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate make it some of the finest. Rwanda’s economy suffered a great deal during the country’s civil conflict in the 1990s, but tea has played a major role in its recovery.
Our Rwandan teas are grown in the Rukeri Valley at an elevation of 5,500 to 6,500 feet. The estate from which we import was the first facility in Rwanda to introduce environmentally-friendly policies like waste recycling. It has been at the forefront of banning child labor and supporting workers’ rights and was also the first private company in Rwanda to sign a collective bargaining agreement with its workers. The factory employs sustainable agricultural practices, has an organic section, is a participant in the Ethical Tea Partnership, and the estate is Rainforest Alliance Certified.™ It is also Fair Trade certified, which means premiums and a percentage of the profits are reinvested in the local community.
I love this tea; well-balanced flavor; it is one of my favorites!
This is one of the most delightful green teas I have tasted. It has a smooth, mild taste and does not have the grassiness that is present in many green teas. Definitely a repeat buy!
This tea is really good. It has the right amount of caffeine that won't make you seem like a meth addict and smooth enough to feel like you should be listening to some amazing smooth jazz in a smoking jacket while bragging about all of the democracies you rescued from the hands of warlords.
In other words, it's dope and you should be drinking it. Often.