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Rwanda

Wikipedia: Rwanda | Official Government Website: www.gov.rw 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 

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Table of contents:
About Rwanda | Styles of Tea Produced in Rwanda | Best (Top-Rated) Rwandan Teas | Examples of Rwanda

About Rwanda

Aerial photo of forest in RwandaTea plantations are visible as light green patches in this 2001 photo of the Gishwati Forest in Rwanda.
Rwanda is a small country in Africa. Rwanda shares a border with the northwestern part of Tanzania, and the southwesternmost part of Uganda. It is bordered by the Congo to the west, and Burundi to the south.

Rwanda is located in the tropics at a high elevation. Like much of the surrounding region, it has a bimodal precipitation pattern, with two distinct wet seasons and two dry seasons each year. The precipitation is higher in the west of the country. Tea is a major cash crop in Rwanda, and, together with coffee, is a significant contributor to the country's economy.

Deforestation became a major problem in Rwanda, following the Rwandan Genocide. Refugees from the genocide arrived to the Gishwati Forest and began clearing it for subsistence farming, and the area has been severely degraded by soil loss. A large portion of this region, which was originally a protected forest, is now occupied by tea estates.

Single-origin teas produced in Rwanda are infrequently available in the West; most of the tea from this region is used only in blending.

Styles of Tea Produced in Rwanda

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

Best Rwandan Teas

The notion of the "best" Rwandan teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Rwanda, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Superb Black Tea

Brand:The Excellent Tea Company
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
23
5 Ratings
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Bio Ruanda OP

Brand:Teehaus Bachfischer
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Rwanda Rukeri

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Rwandan Teas

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Superb Black Tea

Brand:The Excellent Tea Company
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
23
5 Ratings

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