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: June 2016 (Summer)
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Rustic, fruity, and sweet. Notes of honey, dried bark, lychee, and cashew nuts.
Well-rounded texture with a fine dryness. No bitterness.
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Satemwa Antlers is a unique white tea from Satemwa Tea Estate. It is crafted using only the tender, new-growth stems of the tea plants. Because the stems are lower in caffeine and higher in L-Theanine, the tea is sweet and fragrant with very little bitterness. A velvety layer of white pekoe covers the stems, creating a beautiful resemblance to deer antlers. This is one of the world's most unusual teas; its closest cousin is Kukicha, a stem green tea made only in Japan. To craft this white tea, the stems must be thoroughly sun-dried, so this tea can only be made during clear, sunny days. Production stops during the rainy season. The tea is made from a blend of Satemwa's cultivars, like Zomba, Thyolo, and Bvumbwe.
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3g of leaf per 100mL of water.
185F - 195F
Effective with both Gongfu style & Western style brewing