Satemwa Estate Malawian Dark Tea

Satemwa Estate Malawian Dark Tea

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Crafted in the style of Chinese dark teas (like puerh), this tea from the Satemwa estate is a post-fermented tea. The flavor is deep, rich with notes of rich earth and coffee. It is a good example of production techniques from other parts of the tea world being shared with other tea masters.

Insider Tip: This tea is from a small, family run estate and is something you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else!

Caffeine Level: High.

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Black tea, or fully oxidized tea, is made from the same plant as green and white teas, camilla sinensis, but is processed differently. Black teas are traditionally produced from one of two varietals, camilla seninsis seninsis or camilla seninsis assamica. Referred to as "red tea" in most of Asia, due to the color of the liquor, it is called black tea in the West in reference to the dry leaf color. In China, black tea refers to a pu-erh. Check out our selection of puerh.

Black tea can be processed to have a variety of flavors, from a sweet, smooth cup, to a more malty and bracing cup, much depends on the terroir in which the tea was grown and methods used during drying and processing. Black teas are grown all over Asian, including China, India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Georgia. More recently, tea has begun to be produced in Kenya, Malawai, and other, less traditional locations.


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