Map of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Wikipedia: Burkina_Faso 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 

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About Burkina Faso | Styles of Tea Produced in Burkina Faso | Examples of Burkina Faso

About Burkina Faso

A woman with a hat with peanuts on it, in an arid ladscapeA peanut seller in Burkina Faso. Photo by Romanceor, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Burkina Faso is a relatively small, landlocked country in West Africa. It is bordered to the north by Mali, to the northeast by Niger, and to the south by the coastal countries of Cote de Ivoire, Togo, and Benin.

The climate is tropical and semiarid. Much of the country is a tropical savannah, but rainfall steadily increases as one travels south, leading to a greener landscape. Rainfall is seasonal, with the rainy season usually lasting from May through September. The north of the country is subject to strong drying winds from the Sahara desert.

Too dry to grow tea, Burkina Faso does grow other herbs that thrive in a hot, arid climate, including Hibiscus. The south of the country naturally support forests, but deforestation and soil degradation due to unsustainable agriculture practices is a major problem.

Styles of Tea Produced in Burkina Faso

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Burkina Faso.

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