Bitaco Tea Estate Afternoon is a wiry grade organic black tea from the South American country of Columbia. Bitaco is a small organic estate that was established in the early 1960’s to produce mainly CTC tea. It is located in the Andes Mountains at an altitude above 6,000 feet and is situated next to a protected rain forest with a high level of rainfall and biodiversity. The tea plants thrive in the consistent tropical rainforest climate and mineral rich, volcanic soils. In addition to producing high quality, unique teas, the garden focuses on sustainable farming techniques and social accountability, along with fostering community through its foundation that provides education for local children and infrastructure improvements. All of their teas are smooth and mellow with a lovely sweetness, lacking any astringency.
Perfect for an afternoon cup, these large, twisted leaves yield an infusion that is medium-bodied, smooth, balanced and mellow with pleasant and sweet notes of raisins and dried plums. Recommended to enjoy straight.