Country of Origin: Tanzania
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe )
Cup Characteristics: Full bodied tea with good flavor. A rich thickness mellow with no rough edges.
Infusion: Bright and coppery, lively
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Tanzania is situated on the East Coast of Africa directly south of Kenya. Ambangulu Tea Estate is in the northern part of the country close to the Kenyan border and Ngorongo Crater, a prime wildlife reserve.
Ambangulu is a fairly small estate in terms of tea plantations but extremely well managed. This has resulted in high demand for this tea on the world tea trading scene by specialty tea wholesalers as well as the bazaar in Pakistan.
The owners and managers of Ambangulu have been reinvesting in the estate quite heavily providing jobs and security for approximately 1500 workers and their families. In addition to this they now ship their produce in locally made - but to strict specifications - 5 ply kraft paper sacks. In the addition to saving trees and habitat for local fauna the gross shipping weight has been reduced by 3000 pounds saving wear and tear on roads and vehicles.