Satemwa OP1 Black
Grower: Satemwa Tea Estate
Tea Maker: Alexander Kay
Origin: Thyolo Mountain, Shire Highlands - Thyolo District, Malawi
Elevation: 1,000m (3,280ft)
Cultivation: Conventional - Herbicides only, no pesticides
Harvest Date: Rainy Season (Spring) 2019
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Also known as Satemwa OP1 Black. The leaves of this black tea are full, with whole leaves and little breakage. The result is a smooth, soft texture and light flavors, making this tea an easy drinker. It is a blend of various cultivars on the estate. The tea is harvested by hand, withered, and then rolled before being allowed to oxidize. The flavor profile is mild with a softly sweet flavor and a thick, oily texture. Notes of wood, earth, and malt. Works well as an everyday black tea, both with or without additives.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 3-5g of leaves per 8oz (240ml) of water. Brew at 200F-205F for between 1-2 minutes. Experiment with brewing techniques to get different profiles and levels of strength.