Tea brand teapigs calls Rwanda 'something of a tea taster's hidden gem' and has launched a new breakfast tea 100 per cent sourced from the Pfunda tea estate near Gisenyi.
A donation of 50p from each pack of Single Estate Breakfast Tea will also go to teapigs's ethical scheme that supports educational projects in the tea-growing area, in partnership with The Point Foundation. The scheme funds a home for seven people with disabilities called teapigs House, a vocational training centre, a nursery school, and things like uniforms, lunches, books and transport for children at the House of Children school.
In fact the Single Estate Breakfast Tea packaging sports a design by a House of Children student, nine-year-old Muhire.
On the tea itself, Louise from teapigs says: "A single estate breakfast tea like no other – it's strong, tastes great with milk and is an ideal replacement for your regular cuppa! And it does good too – what's not to love!?"
Single Estate Breakfast Tea (£5/15 bags) will be available from the teapigs website from late March and from Waitrose from April 29th.
Teapigs says 'not all of our teas are organic but they are always 100 per cent natural and tested against pesticides'. Its teabags – or 'temples' as they're called – are made from biodegradable cornstarch and paper, earning teapigs the A Plastic Planet Plastic-Free Trust Mark.