Dora Milaje - CTC Ugandan Black

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Dora Milaje - CTC Ugandan Black
Mitiyana Estate — Mitiyana, Uganda

Named for the warrior women of Wakanda, the elite special forces to protect both state and king, we present this rich, powerful Ugandan black tea.

Fresh off the Mitiyana Estate situated in the Mitiyana region of Uganda, the Dora Milaje (pronounced DOOR-uh mill-AH-yeh) is one of the best examples of the Assamica varietal. Despite not being grown in Assam, the Assamica varietal of tea is the most used in Africa for its molty textures. And boy does the Dora have that in spades. This is the maltiest, loamiest, richest black tea that the masters of Phoenix Pearl have encountered. It's heavy, it's intense, but it's pleasantly smooth with only moderate astringency. Make no mistake, however, it packs a punch, and takes very well to milk/sugar, if you so please.

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 (5g or 1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!


Ugandan Mitiyana CTC black tea.