Region: this handmade white tea is from the Thyolo region of Malawi where it was developed by a small tea company called Satemwa with the assistance of our roving teaman. The entire white tea making process is gentle and natural taking 3 or 4 days to complete.
For tasting the tea was steeped in 140ml water at 80⁰C for six minutes.
Leaf: tan to brown whole leafy shoots with tender stems and silver buds.
Infusion visual: wrinkled copper coloured whole leaves with some green oolong like patches
Infusion aroma: a sublime aroma of freshly made tea with high floral notes
Liquor visual: crystal clear pale apricot liquor
Liquor taste: sweet clean gently floral taste without even a hint of astringency but with a full thick mouthfeel heavenly!
Summary: Satemwa usually produce black tea for teabag blends and amazingly this delicate floral masterpiece is crafted from the same bushes. Thyolo Peony would be worth having just for the aroma of the infused leaf the pure taste of the liquor is a double bonus.