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to think that Asda extra special Rwandan teabags...

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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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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.

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