Satemwa is a family-owned estate, located in Malawi in the southern part of Africa. This place is the motherland of the first commercially grown tea in Africa since 1878. This particular tea comes from a family, who has produced tea since 1923. Knowledge passed from generation to generation, inspired by eastern tea cultures, adapted to local conditions, and refined to perfection, this tea farm offers a big variety of different styles of high-quality teas. Tea plantations producing this unique artisanal lineup are more than 50 years old. All these plantations are 100% organic and all of the teas are handmade.
This tea is something very special. Fermented tea from Africa can sound a bit 'funny' in the context of tea, nevertheless, this tea is a worthy representative of fermented tea. I had fallen in love with this tea from the very first sip, therefore, I'm very glad to have an opportunity to share this fascinating work of art with you and hope you will have the same wonderful experience that I had.
The deep fermentation level and 4 years long ageing of these tea leaves create a very gentle clean aroma with notes of sweet potato, wood, and nuts. After the rinsing, the aroma develops into baked vegetables, fresh dough, and even caramel. The taste is deep and sweet with notes of wood, black chocolate, and soybeans. Very refreshing and calming tea with noble and gentle energy. Very nice long-lasting aftertaste.