Burkina FasoWikipedia: Burkina_Faso
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
About Burkina Faso
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.