REVIEW: Jenier – Rwanda Rukeri BP1

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Tea: CTC Rwandan black tea
Purchased at: Jenier website
Retail price: 100 grams for £4.48 / 500 grams for £14.44
Link to Rukeri BP1 on Jenier website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is well sorted: the size of the leaves is consistent – no dust or fannings
– It is not particularly aromatic

 

Infused tea:
– The infused tea produces a nice coppery-coloured liquor
– The liquor has a light floral aroma
– And the flavour of the tea is surprising light and smooth, with citrusy notes

Conclusions/tips:
– I would suggest infusing this tea for four minutes and taking it with a good splash of milk
– Rarely am I impressed by a CTC tea, but this one has a wonderful aroma and complex flavours. It is not a tea that will make a spoon stand up in your cup, but it could serve well as a hearty breakfast tea
– If you like the floral aroma and citrus flavour of this tea, you might also really like Jenier’s Kenya Lelsa

Score:
4.25/5

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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