Rwanda was recently added to the list of countries listed as tea producing regions on RateTea, placing it alongside other African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Malawi. Rwanda, bordering Uganda and Tanzania, is not well-known globally as a tea producing region, but it does produce a significant amount of tea on the global market, especially relative to its small size.
RateTea's article outlines environmental and human rights issues relevant to Rwandan tea production, including deforestation in the Gishwati Forest, and the Rwandan Genocide. The page also discusses the climate in Rwanda, as related to tea production there. The new page for Rwanda will be a site for listing any single-origin teas or herbs produced in Rwanda. Currently, only a single tea is listed, a green tea sold by Butiki Teas.
Credit to Butiki Teas:
The impetus for adding an article on Rwanda came from the small, New Jersey based tea company Butiki Teas, which RateTea recently added to its listings. Butiki Teas sells a number of teas from regions that are not well-represented in the West, including Malawi, Kenya, and South Korea.
View the new article and section on Rwandan teas:
Visit RateTea's page on Butiki Teas: