Malawi Bvumbwe Red Leaf White Peony White Tea An African Grown Chinese Pai Mu Tan Bush - Very Special


  • Where to start… this gorgeous Malawi Bvumbwe White Tea is a red leaf variety of the Fujian tea plant called Chaicha or White Peony.
  • Grown in the last remaining original tea estate that started the successful tea industry in Malawi.
  • The Satemwa Estate in the Shire Highlands was first established in 1923 by a young Scottish man named Maclean Kay and by 1937 he had established the Satemwa Factory, growing and shipping tea to most major tea importers.
  • Three generations later, the terroir of this Estate plus the skill and dedication of local employees have combined to produce such triumphs of tea growing as this Bvumbwe Peony. According to Robert Kay as well as his son Alex, this tea is rich in theanine and antioxidants so is recognised as being immensely healthy.
  • The tea develops with multiple steeps and according to the Kay family can be infused six or seven times.
  • This Bvumbwe White Peony tea is truly one of the best white teas I have sampled. I brewed only a few leaves at 80o C for two minutes, and it has produced a drink with a light but buttery taste that is both sweet and delicate. Pai Mu Tan is one of my favourite teas but I think this ‘version’ is without doubt superior.
  • You will receive 35 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 35 cups of tea. I have been using one gram per cup, it is roughly a dozen leaves! This works out at fourteen pence per cup and can be infused at least three times bringing the price down to less than five pence a cup for what is a fantastically unusual Pai Mu Tan White Tea.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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