to think that Asda extra special Rwandan teabags...

(40 Posts)
hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 18:44:33

make the loveliest cup of tea ever?

Bobyan Tue 25-Jun-13 18:52:17

Do you work for asda's marketing department?

TimeofChange Tue 25-Jun-13 18:53:30

Are they Fairtrade?

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 18:54:54

No I work at the library. confused

in rl no one will listen to me rave about the rwandan tea sad and now you think I am some marketing person...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 25-Jun-13 18:56:35

what does it taste like?

I am a bit of a traditional-taste tea lover. ie don't like Lapsang Souchon (?sp)

Bluestocking Tue 25-Jun-13 18:59:39

Another request for a taste review!

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 19:00:33

It's not fairtrade sorry.

Um it tastes like tea, but extra nice. We used to always have assam or english breakfast until we discovered the Rwandan, if that helps.

It's a black strong tea. <drools>

Startail Tue 25-Jun-13 19:00:45

Never had Rwandan tea, Rwandan coffee can be nice.

TeamEdward Tue 25-Jun-13 19:02:01

YANBU to enjoy the taste.
YABU for not buying fairtrade tea.

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 19:02:05

Slightly malty, but not as that sweet maltyness that you get with for instance-Yorkshire tea.

ReluctantBeing Tue 25-Jun-13 19:02:14

I might give it a go.

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 19:03:30

Ignore that 'as' - it makes no sense.

TeamEdward Tue 25-Jun-13 19:05:12
HeathRobinson Tue 25-Jun-13 19:05:15

Hmm, might give that a go. I was always a Twinings Assam fan, then earlier this year I found I didn't like it as much. Currently, the house tea is Yorkshire Hard Water - very nice.

HeathRobinson Tue 25-Jun-13 19:05:48

Ha ha, x-post. Maybe not for me, then. grin

Lilithmoon Tue 25-Jun-13 19:07:50

Is there any particular reason you don't buy Fair Trade OP?

TimeofChange Tue 25-Jun-13 19:09:49

All foods from the third world should be Fair Trade.

BridgetBidet Tue 25-Jun-13 19:13:05

I dunno but I want to go to Rwanda. A friend of mine is working there and it looks amazingly beautiful. Their national parks are stunning.

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 19:13:11

Oh jeeps! Can one now get flamed for not buying fair trade? shock

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 25-Jun-13 20:03:45

Are we sure it isn't Fair Trade?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 25-Jun-13 20:05:46

Just looked. Doesn't mention it's Fair Trade. Shame

abitlikemollflanders Tue 25-Jun-13 21:35:46
abitlikemollflanders Tue 25-Jun-13 21:40:18

just a reminder that issues around fairtrade are complex and there are many ethical alternatives that do not carry the fairtrade mark because they cannot afford it -particularly the case for smaller producers.

never the less, still better than giving no thought at all to ethical purchasing;how our purchase choices greatly affect others.

Apileofballyhoo Tue 25-Jun-13 21:45:21

Does everybody buy fair trade everything or is it just tea that gets pounced on?

AlbertaCampion Tue 25-Jun-13 21:46:17

Thanks for the tip OP! I love strong, malty black tea, but have never tried the Rwandan. Current favourite is Kenyan.

TeamEdward Tue 25-Jun-13 21:47:24

I wasn't flaming. Sorry if it came across like that!
It's just I was involved with a charity that supported a woman's cooperative in Uganda. The amount of tea points that needed to be picked for a kilo of tea is amazing. So Fair Trade is close to my heart!

MaMattoo Tue 25-Jun-13 21:51:21

Sounds delicious..will try next time I go.
Fair trade has complex applications and understandings..same as Organic, careful of flaming others..

hugoagogo Tue 25-Jun-13 22:02:47

Well yes, would you believe I was involved with a fair trade charity 20 years ago, but things are complex; especially in Rwanda and tea has (I am told) played a big part in the country's recovery over the last 10 years or so.

I really didn't want to get into the ethics of tea- just that it tastes really good, but if anyone knows where I can buy rwandan tea that is fair trade, I would love to give it a try.

flatpackhamster Tue 25-Jun-13 22:13:33


Does everybody buy fair trade everything or is it just tea that gets pounced on?

If you aren't buying fair trade bog rolls and air freshener then you might as well just black up, because it's basically the same.

McNewPants2013 Tue 25-Jun-13 22:17:31

I will get my mum to buy them, she will drink any tea.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 25-Jun-13 22:57:12

I'd like to try it.

Wonderstuff Tue 25-Jun-13 23:02:30

flatpackhamster that made me cry so funny.

ladylambkin Tue 25-Jun-13 23:05:34

I bought them...they were reduced to 50p a box. What a bargain

Onethingatatime Tue 25-Jun-13 23:09:39

PMSL at flatpack!

hugoagogo Wed 26-Jun-13 16:11:20

They have disappeared from my asda. shock

Not even an empty space, does that mean they have stopped making them, do you think?

I really need an alternative source of rwandan tea. sad

Horsemad Wed 26-Jun-13 17:47:05

Has anyone tried Tescos own brand decaf teabags? They make a good cuppa!

hugoagogo Wed 26-Jun-13 17:50:33

Yeah I have, they are not bad for decaf.

expectingtoomuch Wed 26-Jun-13 17:59:41

Do you work for asda's marketing department?
No I work at the library.

This made me really giggle and I have no idea why [childish]

JazzDalek Wed 26-Jun-13 19:34:37

YANBU! We've been buying them for months now, very reasonably priced and they do make a nice cup, clean and bright.

I got 3 boxes for 50p each the other day, hope they aren't disconned hmm

FreudiansSlipper Wed 26-Jun-13 19:41:40

i saw Rwandan tea the other day i think it was in sainsburys but i opted for twinings

shall try it though as i like strong tea

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