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The Excellent Tea Company – CLOSED



Last Updated: Apr. 7, 2018

About The Excellent Tea Company

The Excellent Tea Company was a brand of tea owned by Excellent Tea LLC, based in New York, specializing in black tea from Rwanda.

To our knowledge, as of October 2012 they were the only company selling Rwandan black tea in the U.S. Butiki Teas sold green tea grown in Rwanda. The company seemed to be open through 2016 but in 2017 the company's website was mysteriously taken down; we could find no information about the circumstances of their closure.

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Brytta Sóþword
(295 reviews)
53 / 100
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Superb Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Rwanda
Sep. 10th, 2014

Upon tasting this one, it quickly reminded me of a general black tea. Not bad, but not my preferred style. I pretty quickly decided to go ahead and add creamer, as I think that improves many of the less interesting black teas, and it certainly helped here.

I can't see the prices on the website, but others have menti...

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spaflam
(169 reviews)
50 / 100
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Superb Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Rwanda
Feb. 26th, 2014

Super small tea particles in a cheapy-bag. Smells OK - a bit earthy - and definitely a black tea. Brewed up strong - but not inky. Not nearly as tannic as, say, Lipton. Drinkable but not a fave.

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Kelsey
(142 reviews)
67 / 100
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Superb Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Rwanda
Nov. 16th, 2012

I thought this tea was a good basic black, and it is pretty inexpensive too! I drank it straight without cream or sugar and didn't find it too strong (although I do like a good cup of strong black tea so my tastes may be different from some!). I'd be more apt to keep this tea around as a basic black over Lipton, and ...

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Sylvia
(214 reviews)
67 / 100
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Superb Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Rwanda
Oct. 10th, 2012

This tea isn't particularly notable to me, but it's good. There's a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach
(1366 reviews)
57 / 100
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Superb Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Rwanda
Oct. 10th, 2012

The only tea I've ever tried from Rwanda: a humble teabag with finely-broken tea fannings.

Exceptionally strong and robust: this makes some Assam tea look weak! Good with milk and one of the few teas that I actually preferred this way. Brews a very dark blackish-brown cup, opaque, almost like black coffee. Yet le...

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