Reforest tea (loose leaves) are ideal for making a teapot to share. The same great taste over and over again.
A great tea- I’d even call it tea-mendous- and so nice to know that there is no plastic in the packaging or the bags. An all-day breakfast tea: perfect as an antidote to the morning news or after a day in the garden. Packs enough punch for a double-dip.
This is an excellent tea, with a very pleasant flavour which does not go bitter, unlike some other high class teas.
Lovely cuppa – great idea
I have visited two of the African community areas where REFOREST TEA is helping to replant rain forest – The Bamenda Highlands in Cameroon and the Rwenzori forest in the far west of Uganda. Both are areas of extreme biological richness with many species that are only found there and nowhere else. The Ugandan/Congo border forest has one of the highest counts of butterfly species in Uganda, this only coming to light in the last ten years. This is where the biology of the huge untouched Congo rain forests meet up with that of the Eastern African forests, hence their unique importance. It is where the Swallowtails and Nymphalid butterflies related to our Peacocks and tortoiseshells come into their own. Bold primary colours light up the dim forest floor where they feed on fallen fruits – green, teals and turquoises. Up above in the canopy, you can hear the sounds of African Hornbills and bee-eaters and sunbirds are seen on the forest edges. The Dom community in the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon is another area of extreme biological wealth. These are cool, wet mountain forests which stand out from the sea of surrounding lowland rain forests; in fact the only large massif of mountain forests in the West Africa, making them unique. There are a large number of endemic species that have just evolved here such as the endangered Bannerman’s Turaco. Higher up, there are African conifers (Podocarpus sp.) surviving and above these open grassland areas with bright yellows of Hypericum bushes (St. John’s Wort). Here in the open grass areas, there were hundreds of White butterflies, one every square metre, and I could finally witness past descriptions of how numerous butterflies used to be in our meadows back home. The Bamenda highland forests are getting hit on all sides by everyone wanting to live there. The mountain air is pleasantly cool compared to the oppressive heat of the lowlands and the grass is ’sweeter’ for the cattle. As the great forests disappear from the world, it is generally agreed by conservationists that the highest priority should be given to thoses areas with highest species richness and the highest endemism. Both these areas which REFOREST TEA is replanting, score highly with these criteria and both forests are severely threatened. By drinking this tea, you are helping to preserve these special areas for the future.
Love it, as does everybody I’ve spread the word to – more Reforest teas please!
Delicious taste, ethically produced and supplied, fully compostable packaging AND unusually being a consumer in this instance means that you’re being helpful! The world needs more trees and I’m very happy to help planting! What’s not tea like?!
Just received my Reforest Breakfast blend tea bags through the post and it is delicious tea; rich, refreshing and comforting. I am enjoying it even more knowing that 100% of profits are used to plant trees and conserve forests and that all packaging is plastic-free and biodegradable.