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Birchall Virunga Rainforest Afternoon Prism Teabags (20)

£3.99
Birchall Virunga Rainforest Afternoon Prism Teabags (20) is available to buy in increments of 1
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Birchall Virunga Rainforest Afternoon Tea (20 Prism Teabags)

This lovely Birchall tea is an elegant and refreshing afternoon tea bursting with flavour. Birchall Virunga Tea is a unique blend sourced exclusively from Rwanda's leading tea estate, acknowledged as being the most innovative tea garden in East Africa. The Virunga estate is known for its strict adherence to sustainable growing methods and techniques. This region of Rwanda is famous for the quality of its tea and the attention to detail is noticeable in every cup.

Birchall Virunga tea is prized for its smooth and delicate finish, and can be served either with milk or brewed lighter and taken without.

In this region of East Africa, the tea bushes grow particularly slowly, at high altitude and relatively low temperatures. This allows the leaves to develop a greater flavour before they are individually hand picked. Birchall Tea is never picked using machinery, ensuring that the leaf, the bud and the stem are expertly pinched together. It's this technique that results in Birchall Virunga Afternoon Tea having its yellow gold colour and bright, refreshing flavour.

The unique shape of the prism teabags and the biodegradable mesh netting are designed to give the purest possible infusion.

It's a little known fact that most teabags contain plastics. All of Birchall's award-winning prism teas are plastic-free, instead usung a biodegradable corn starch called “SoilOn”, which originates from plants. This means that they will break down under certain environmental conditions, through a process which usually takes between 2-4 years in soil or water. They do, however, degrade much more rapidly (within 12 weeks) when disposed of through an industrial food waste system and so we strongly recommend that you find out from your local council if it offers a food waste recycling collection service in your area and if so, discard them through this.

Each box contains 20 premium prism teabags. Rainforest Alliance certified.

Recommended Brewing Time: 2-5 minutes
Storage Advice: Store in a cool, dry, place away from strong aromas

  • Premium quality hand picked tea
  • Rainforest Alliance certified
  • Bright and refreshing flavour
  • 20 mesh netting prism teabags per box

Standard Delivery:
Please allow up to 5 days (Monday-Saturday, excluding public holidays) for deliveries via Royal Mail/Courier. Only available on certain smaller non-fragile items.

Next Business Day Delivery:
Orders must be placed before 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm on a Friday, weekend or Bank Holiday will be processed the next working day. Please note that a signature is required on delivery.

Before 9am, 10am and 12 noon Next Business Day Delivery:
Orders must be placed before 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm on a Friday, weekend or Bank Holiday will be processed the next working day. Please note that a signature is required on delivery.

Saturday Morning Delivery:
Orders must be placed before 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm on a Friday, weekend or Bank Holiday will be processed the next working day. Please note that a signature is required on delivery.

Highlands, Islands & Other Regions:
Delivery rates are calculated based upon the size and value of your order. All deliveries, unless indicated otherwise, are made by courier and are shipped on the fastest available service. The delivery times for these services will vary depending on the region

Estate Grown Teas from East Africa

We consider our signature black teas to be truly special and unique in the tea world and we’d like to tell you why. Our black teas are all sourced exclusively from the finest tea estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya; this is generally considered to be where the very best teas are to be found. This equatorial region’s altitude, high rainfall and rich volcanic soil provide the ideal conditions that are integral to growing tea of unparalleled flavour and taste.

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The Pfunda Tea Estate is widely regarded as Rwanda’s leading tea estate and is situated in the north-west province of the country, 4 hours drive from the capital Kigali, in an area known as the Congo-Nile Crest, above Lake Kivu and below the Nyiragongo Volcano.

“East Africa is one of the largest tea exporters in the world.”

Pfunda concentrates on producing the finest tea, focusing on quality not quantity. The very best tea bushes are carefully selected for the estate and the saplings from these are grown in the on-site nursery. When the nursery manager judges them to be ready they are taken out for planting.

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