Profile : Organic Tanzania (BP1)
Loose - Organic - Estate Tea
March 12, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A full-bodied malty character with some fruity hints. Takes milk very well.
Ingredients: Black tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
INGREDIENTS FROM: Njombe district
SHIPPING PORT(S): Tanga
GROWING ALTITUDES: 5500 - 7500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): BP1 (Broken Pekoe #1)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright, reddish coppery color
tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides
and herbicides. Normally the yield per acre is lower that when
fertilizers or others inputs are utilized, and the leaf can be slightly
more mixed than non-organic teas. Nevertheless with good manufacturing
techniques the cup characteristics can be maintained at a high level -
such is the case with this tea. Tanzania is a poor country and the use
of pesticides and fertilizers is rare even in the Njombe district. In
view of this the step to organic husbandry was fairly simple.
is a relatively small producer of tea in world terms. The teas produced
are somewhat similar to Kenyan teas in that they have malty tending
fruity/flavory characteristics. The production is primarily CTC (cut,
torn and curled), which produces a fuller bodied tea but a
non-traditional (from a specialty tea perspective) visual appearance.
This tea is produced in northern Tanzania close to the Kenyan border and
not far from a wild life area called The Ngorongo Crater. The soil
conditions and altitude combine to give the tea the flavor notes. It's
an interesting and flavorful tea, which is perfect for afternoon tea or
early morning 'cuppas'.