Malawi Thyolo Dark Fired Fair Trade Rainforest Alliance Loose Leaf Black Tea UTZ Certified


  • As the name implies, this Malawi Thyolo Dark Fired black tea is dried using a somewhat higher temperature than normal, in a way similar to how some green teas are pan-fired or roasted giving them an alternative flavour.

  • It is slightly flowery, similar to a high-grown Ceylon Black tea in its aroma.

  • This speciality Grade 1 Orange Pekoe has large, dark and twisted leaves, similar to a classic Formosan Oolong with plenty of golden tips Thyolo, pronounced "Cho’lo", is the administrative capital of the southern region of Malawi.

  • Tea has been grown here since 1908, and carefully trimmed bushes give the appearance of a vast but neat garde I brewed this tea at 100oC for two and a half minutes, I thought it was a wonderful; full, malty and yet not too strong,

  • I didn’t add milk and it certainly didn’t need it, I really can recommend this wonderful African Speciality: a ‘Tea Drinker’s Tea’. 

  • This wonderful black leaf tea comes from the Satemwa Estate, in 2007 it became the first estate in Malawi to achieve Fair Trade status.Rainforest Alliance status followed soon after along with UTZ Certification.

  • UTZ is a program and a label for sustainable farming, the UTZ Certified program covers good agricultural practices, farm management, social and living conditions, and the environment.

  • You will receive 45 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 23 cups of tea. Two grams per cup this can be re-infused up to three times. This works out at less than twenty-two pence per cup.

  • 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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