Ambangulu CTC (2 ounce loose leaf)
This is a CTC from our friends in Tanzania. It is malty like most CTC teas but not as astringent. One could almost consider it to be a mellow CTC tea...if such a cup of tea actually exists!
2 oz loose leaf packaged in a resealable pouch
Ingredients: 100% Black Tea
Additional Information from the Vendor:
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 craft paper sacks. In Tanzania, all Ambangulu Tea is now shipped in 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. From time to time due to hazardous road conditions and floods, the estate is cut off for periods up to 2 weeks, accessible only by aircraft.