This leaf-only new style white tea from Malawi really surprised us. While made from the leaves beneath the bud set (in comparison, traditional white tea is made from only bud sets or only buds) this tea is on par with its Southeast Asian cousins as a gentle but flavorful experience. It’s a Broken Special Pekoe grade which means it has large, fragmented leaves resulting in a more robust, full-flavored tea. This Bvumbwe white tea is harvested from just one specific field on the estate grounds. Easy to drink with a light finish, we recommend this as a daily drinker. We also have it on good authority that this tea goes well with savory cheese pastries, if that’s a thing you’re into.
Grown: Thyolo, Malawi, Africa
Organic: No – Conventional Herbicides, No Pesticides Used
Dry Aroma: Sweet Hay, Honey, and Earthy Tones
Tasting Notes: Plum, Graham Cracker, and Mild Honey Sweetness
Brewing Suggestion: We like this tea best in a teapot when we used 1-2 tablespoon (3-4 grams) of tea first brewed for 1-2 minutes. The tea leaves on this are bigger than usual and very light so it may take a try or two to get your favorite brew down. For gaiwan brewing, we recommend no more than 45-60 seconds for your first brew.
Experiment and let us know how you liked it best!