African Rains 2014 - Malawian Black

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2014 African Rains - Malawian Black
Satemwa Estate — Shire Highlands, Thyolo, Malawi

Straight from the Shire Highlands of Malawi, we bring this whole-leaf vintage black tea from a 2014 rainy-season picking. The flavor profile is mild with softly sweet overtones and a thick, oily texture. Notes of wood, earth, and malt. Works well as an everyday black tea, both with or without milk/sugar.

This is a single-estate tea from the Satemwa Estate in the Shire Highlands at an elevation of 1 km. It's a 3rd-generation independent tea & coffee estate established in 1923.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
  • Steep for 3 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 10g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!


Malawi Thyolo black tea.