Malawi 'Father Zambezi's Mission' Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apple, Berry, Fruity, Malt, Vegetal
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 77 oz / 2268 ml

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  • “I have some 2015 harvest, it’s holding up well. Very juicy as another reviewer noted. Sweet, with a different profile than Chinese oolongs, with a greener aroma. The astringency can be brutal if...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is quite an interesting tea. I personally haven’t had any quite like it before. The leaves are really cool looking with green in the middle and a substantial amount of reddish oxidation on...” Read full tasting note
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Product Description

A smooth and fruity oolong with a gentle malt finish, recently developed by Satemwa.

Sourced direct from Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of great tea production while caring for the local environment, providing their employees a fair wage and contributing to the local community.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Fruity taste with gentle malt tones

Harvest: May 2015
Altitude: 900m+
Origin: Satemwa Tea Estate, Shire Highlands, Malawi, Africa
Farmer: Alexander Kay
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 20%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 80°C/176°F
- Use 1-2 tsps per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 1-2 minutes

Packaging: Resealable aluminium ziplock bag

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I have some 2015 harvest, it’s holding up well. Very juicy as another reviewer noted. Sweet, with a different profile than Chinese oolongs, with a greener aroma. The astringency can be brutal if you aren’t careful, flash steeps work well, and I think it has calmed down some with age.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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This is quite an interesting tea. I personally haven’t had any quite like it before. The leaves are really cool looking with green in the middle and a substantial amount of reddish oxidation on the edges. Liquor is the color one would expect from such a leaf – a bit of an amber color between the pale yellow of green oolongs and the reddish color of black tea – looks a bit like apple juice. Incidentally, apple is the main aroma I get from the wet leaves.

This tea has some fun flavors to it as well. Early steeps are crisp and fruity, the main taste I get is apples as well, though with some soft maltiness underneath. Later in the session, as the crisp higher notes fade, the tea is more malty with some slight vegetal notes and deep fruity flavor. I think I got some berry flavor (cherries or blackberries), but I’m not sure what fruit this exactly tastes like. Can get decently astringent if pressed or brewed at higher temps. Pretty unique tea and the first one I’ve ever tasted from Africa. Cool offering from What-Cha. Fun to drink.

Flavors: Apple, Berry, Fruity, Malt, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Xxxxx

What-Cha has some really interesting teas from Malawi.

Matu

I got this one as a mystery tea. Next time I order from them, I’ll probably try some of the other Malawi offerings :) This one definitely piqued my interest.

Xxxxx

By all means try the Malawi Satemwa Antlers White, even if just as a sample. Absolutely amazing tea.

Matu

Thanks, I’ll make a note of that. Hey, the tea matches your username! :)

Xxxxx

Uh huh. That’s how much I like it. :-D

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