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Just when I thought I was about to have a typical, not-so-exciting sample from Satemwa Tea Estate, I poured out the contents of the Mint Green Tea Fusion packet. Then I saw mint leaves that were plucked like tea leaves, with two fine mint leaves and a small mint bud. Then I smelled the leaves. Then I grabbed my note pad, because a sample that I did not originally expect to review… Read More

A more recent addition to the high quality unflavored loose leaf tea products produced by Satemwa Tea Estate near Thyolo, Malawi, are the flavored or herbal tea blends known as the “Fusion” products. I recently received three of the Fusion products, including the Green Earl Grey (723), which is the focus of today’s review. To learn more about Satemwa Tea Estate, please click here to be taken to the informational page on… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Dark Leaf Pu-erh Tea (518) from Satemwa Tea Estate. This is a ripe (shu) pu’er which comes in a loose leaf form. This is the first pu’er tea that I have tried from anywhere on the African continent, so it should be interesting to see how this compares to the loose leaf shu pu’ers that I have tried from China. To view more information on the… Read More

The subject of today’s review is the Satemwa TSFBOP1 Black Tea from the Satemwa Tea Estate, located near Thyolo, in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. I have covered Satemwa Tea Estate fairly well on The Tea Journeyman Shop page introducing Satemwa. To read more about this beautiful estate that makes some truly incredible and unique teas, please click here. As a tea enthusiast makes their way through the vastly different world of… Read More

I was in the mood for a good white tea last evening, and thankfully I still have some samples left from Satemwa Tea Estate. Among those samples, I found the Satemwa Needles. My search quickly ended for the subject of last evening’s review. To learn more about Satemwa Tea Estates, located in the Shire Highlands of Malawi, check out their website here. The sample packet has been opened, and the look of… Read More

The focus of today’s review is the Zomba Steamed Green Tea from Satemwa Tea Estates, located in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. For more information regarding Satemwa Tea Estates, please visit their website here. Unfortunately, I got too distracted writing notes to remember to take a photo of the dry leaves, so we will have to do without that part of this review. My only consolation to missing this important photo is… Read More

A quiet night at home this evening with my wife at class and my son in bed early. It is a perfect evening to focus my attention on a lighter, more subtle tea. Perusing my white tea samples, I came across the Bvumbwe BSP white tea (106) sample from Satemwa Tea Estates in Malawi. For more information on Satemwa Tea Estates, please click here. The sample pack has been opened, and a… Read More

Continuing through the samples from Satemwa Tea Estates, today I will be reviewing the Satemwa OP1 black tea. For more information on Satemwa Tea Estates, please visit their homepage by clicking here. Let the journey begin… The dry leaves have a light brown to dark brown color, with a few silver tips in the mix. The leaves are mostly medium to large fragments, with a few leaves appearing to be whole and… Read More

UPDATE: This product is now available for purchase at The Tea Journeyman Shop! Click here to purchase! Here’s a tea who’s name has been catching my attention as I flip through my sample list, the Satemwa Antlers white tea. Satemwa Tea Estates has already surprised me with the high quality of the Zomba Pearls white tea, so I am interested to see how this Satemwa Antlers will compare. To read more about… Read More

Today, I have two black teas from two Rainforest Alliance Certified, Fairtrade estates in two different continents. The first product is the FOP black tea from Poabs Organic Estates in Kerala, southwest India. The second product is the Thyolo OP1 black tea from Satemwa Tea Estates (Thyolo Mountain) in the Shire Highlands of Malawi, southeast Africa. Check out the website for Poabs Organic Estates here. Learn more about the Satemwa Tea Estates… Read More