Thyolo Moto Satemwa Estate Malawian Black Tea

Thyolo Moto Satemwa Estate Malawian Black Tea

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Pronounced 'Cho-lo' Thyolo Moto is a black tea from Malawi. The tea leaves are handpicked, and allowed to fully oxidize to create a black tea. Afterwards, the finished tea is smoked over guava wood to impart an incense-like, smoky flavor. Satemwa's skilled tea pickers allow the estate to craft truly quality teas, as good leaf material is key. This tea is crafted using bushes of the Thyolo cultivar, named after the local city and district of Thyolo. This cultivar tends to yield smooth, sweet teas with a soft creaminess.

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, referencing 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 here. 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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