The tea leaves for this Thyolo Moto Black Tea are handpicked and allowed to fully oxidize. Afterwards, the finished tea is smoked over guava wood to impart an intense, smoky flavor. This style was inspired by the Lapsang Souchong (Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong) style of tea from China, a black tea smoked with pine wood after processing.
Satemwa’s skilled tea pickers allow the estate to craft truly quality teas, as good quality 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.
This tea has both smoky impact but a sweet note on the finish.
Grown: Thyolo, Malawi, Africa
Organic: No – Conventional Herbicides, No Pesticides Used
Dry Aroma: Smokey, Salty, and Meaty (it’s in the “Bacon Tea” category) Notes
Tasting Notes: Smokey, Salty, Malty Sweetness with a Dry Mouthfeel
Brewing Suggestion: We like this tea best in a teapot when we used 1-2 tablespoons (3-4 grams) of tea first brewed for 3-4 minutes. For gaiwan brewing, we recommend no more than 60-90 seconds for your first brew.
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