This African white tea from the Satemwa estate in Malawi is made from a Malawian cultivar with a high proportion of Camellia Sinensis Assamica. It is grown at over 1,000 metres above sea level in the Thyolo highlands.Its processing method draws inspiration from Chinese Bai Mu Dan: after plucking, the leaves are allowed to wither for four days, developing a strong grassy and fruity aspect. This rare variety will give you a fresh perspective on white tea.
- Malawi, Africa
- Tea colour:
- white tea
- Appearance: Calibrated leaves.
- Colours: blend of brown, khaki green and light green with coppery highlights.
- Scents: dry vegetal, nuts.
- Scents : dry vegetal, artichoke, dried fruit, nuts.
- Colours: orange.
- Texture: velvety.
- Flavours: sweet.
- Aromas: intensely vegetal attack, raw vegetal, vegetables (artichoke, raw courgettes), dry vegetal (wicker), yellow fruit hints, mineral, fruity finish (nutty).
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: An unusual, lively tea, intensely vegetal and very fresh, with a rounded texture that underscores its aromatic profile. Excellent balance.
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 5 minutes in water heated to 70°C
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.