|From the mountainous region of Colombia, in an area steeped in biodiversity, along the western slope of the Andes, is the Bitaco tea estate. The gentle mist from the mountains, rich soil, and ample rainfall all stimulate the growth of the tea bushes, producing a tea with unique characteristics. |
Bitaco Tea owns over 200 acres of tea plants that are cultivated at over 6,000 feet above sea level in the region of Choco. This region enjoys a high rainfall and has exceptional biodiversity. The tea gardens are located next to a thriving, protected rain forest, the Bitaco Regional Forest Reserve, where there is a wide diversity of flora and fauna: 256 bird species, 28 amphibian species, 23 reptile species and 772 species of plants. The garden, located near the Equator, enjoys a consistent climate which results in a bountiful production of tasty, delicate tea-tips that are picked and processed throughout the year.
Bitaco Tea not only cultivates exceptional teas, they also are committed to their community. They created the Agricola Himalaya Foundation to develop and improve programs focusing on education, especially for local children. Activities focus on the improvement of infrastructure, recreational opportunities, local culture and access to technology. See more at: Agricola Himalaya Foundation
For decades Colombian coffee has been recognized as the finest and smoothest coffee available. The tropical climate, the luminosity of high mountain sunshine, and the caring production process produce exquisite coffee beans. The coffee in this blend comes from suppliers with long traditions of creating artisan coffee that is exceptional. In this blend, of Colombian black tea with Colombian coffee, the subtly-sweet nature of the black tea is perfectly balanced with Arabica Colombian coffee.
Ingredients: Colombian Black Tea and Colombian Coffee Beans.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
Click here to see a great video about Bitaco Colombian tea!
||Had to try it.
|i'm a life long avid tea drinker. I've tried many chocolate tea combos, but they just don't set well with me, though I LOVE chocolate. When I saw this blend - even though I've never drank straight coffee, just concoctions - I had to try it. There's something about it, I just like it. I don't percieve the sweetness, as others have, but the 'peppery' idea, that may be what it is. Like having fresh ground pepper waft subtly up to you. I do taste the coffee, but it's just right. Whatever, I like it. I bought a small packet, but this will be a regular.|
|- Kay, MN|
||Not quite what I expected
|While I'm a tea drinker through and through, I also enjoy the flavor of coffee, so I was curious to try this tea. I'm not sure how I feel about it just yet. Something about the coffee flavor feels a bit off - more acidic or bitter, maybe? - compared to what I was expecting. It's not unpleasant, really, just unusual. I suggest buying a small quantity first to see if you like it.|
|- Johanna, MD|
||Incredible Colombian Tea
|I've never seen or heard of putting coffee beans into a tea blend, so I had to try. The aroma coming from the bag when you first open is intoxicating! The leaves are nice and long with beans spread throughout. What's so surprising and wonderful about this tea though is the taste. It's slightly sweet but also has a bit of a peppery note! I absolutely love that. While it may not convert all coffee lovers to the tea side, I highly recommend this tea!|