Shining Bright MalawianWhite is a full bodied but mellow white loose leaf tea from the Shire Highlands in Malawi.
In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, transparency and diversification lie at the heart of a brighter tea future. The 198 independent farmers of the Msuwadzi Small Holder Association, working together with the larger Satemwa organisation, are demonstrating just how this can be achieved through their YAMBA brand. Their approach supports smallholders to grow and pluck high-quality leaves which are then processed into fully traceable orthodox teas sold at a premium through the Satemwa network. The result is a model that stands in stark contrast to the high-volume, low-value commodity market.
Profits from these sales pass back to the association as either income or in the form of agricultural training meaning that your support directly benefits smallholders and the environment, shining light on a modern pioneering model in a part of the world so reliant upon tea.
Materials: Malawian White (BSPM - broken white tea)
Made by: Msuwadzi Small Holder Association + Comins Tea
Origin: Satemwa Estate, Malawi
Specifications: 50g loose tea
Packaging: The packet and label are both certified as industrial compostable.
Use 2.5g of tea leaves for every 200mL (6.8oz) water, heated to 194℉.
Steep for 3 minutes.
up to 4 infusions
Further Reading: Each of our Comins Tea varieties was selected by fine tea merchants Rob & Michelle Comins from growers and partners who produce delicious and flavorful tea in a way that positively impacts people, nature, and the planet. Rob & Michelle have been traveling the world since 2007, meeting and building relationships with dedicated growers to bring you a range of loose- leaf teas that offer an excellent balance of quality and value. They are passionate about fine tea and aim to make enjoying loose leaf tea an everyday pleasure.