The tea in Rwanda is well known all over the world for its infusion and enhanced brightness. Rwanda Mountain Tea produces some of the finest teas in Rwanda by investing in tea processing facilities, expert monitoring and guidance in crop production. I have travelled to Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Kitabi and Rubaya, Four tea estates in the mountains of Rwanda to highlight the work of Rwanda tea producers.
Tea is one of Rwanda’s biggest export earners. According to NAEB tea production from July 2014 to June 2015 was 25,619 MT and the corresponding export was 24,848MT with export revenue of 61.81 Million USD.
NAEB targets to increase tea export receipts to $94.9 million by 2018.
By the end of June 2015, the tea planted covered 1,301.5 ha in Mushubi, Muganza, Nshili, Karongi, Rutsiro and Nyabihu.