This leaf puerh, also known as dark tea is produced in the modern style (cooked vs aged), this leaf puerh produces a mild, earthy, and woody experience. This is a great everyday puerh that does not require the drinker to break apart a cake. Although China is known for its Puerh, this leaf puerh from Malawi shows that it can be done in other parts of the world.
Satemwa Estate Significance
Established in 1923, Satemwa Estate in southern Malawi produces both coffee and tea including handmade orthodox tea. The plantation itself employs a large number of people in the region and has numerous programs to support the well being of its staff. Programs include a health clinic, a program for community policing, sporting activities, and even runs a primary school with about 900 students.
Satemwa Estate is committed to the environment and sustainable farming demonstrated through training programs for workers and community members as well as certification by both UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance.
When the British sought other regions in which to grow tea they looked to Africa. Today many countries across Africa produce tea. The climate in many African nations allows for year round production. In southern Malawi, Satemwa Estate has been producing tea since the 1920's. Employing a large number of workers in the region, Satemwa is dedicated to corporate responsibility demonstrated through the school it maintains for children of workers, sport activities, conservation efforts and engagement with international programs like Fairtrade, UTZ, and the Rainforest Alliance. Teas are produced in the highlands of Malawi with some fields bordering the Michiru Mountain Conservation Area.
Malawai Puerh Tea
Measure 2 tsp per cup (8-10oz)
Add 175° water
Steep first infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes
Remove tea leaves and enjoy
Multiple steeps encouraged