Satemwa Estate’s skilled tea pickers only pluck full, tender leaves & buds for this Thyolo Peony White Tea. This particular tea in all it’s colors is absolutely beautiful. The leaves are sun-dried and therefore can only be crafted on sunny, clear days, and cannot be crafted during Malawi’s rainy season.
Thyolo Peony White Tea is crafted from the “Thyolo” cultivar, named after the local city and district of Thyolo (pronounced Cho’lo). This cultivar tends to yield smooth, sweet teas with a soft creaminess.
It is inspired by the White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) style of tea from China, a white tea with the same bud plus two leaf plucking standard.
Grown: Thyolo, Malawi, Africa
Organic: No – Conventional Herbicides, No Pesticides Used
Dry Aroma: Sweet Hay, Citrus, and Berry Notes
Tasting Notes: Fresh Hay, Snow Pea, Floral Notes with a Smooth Mouthfeel
Brewing Suggestion: We like this tea best in a teapot when we used 2 pinches (2-3 grams) of tea first brewed for 1-2 minutes. The tea leaves on this are large and in charge, and also 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!