Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea

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Brewing instructions

Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees

 
Brewing instructions

Description

This beverage, as the name might suggest, is a fine-quality oolong tea to originate from Malawi. Smooth, light, and slightly toasty, Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea is the best of the best. What do you expect when accounting for the fact that Malawi is the second biggest tea producer in Africa after Kenya. Like all oolong teas, Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea is known for its health promoting properties, as well as tasting great.

The frequent consumption of this brew may enhance cognitive function, thus reducing the risks of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. This is according to very recent scientific research. But if, like many, you are here for flavour alone then you shan’t be disappointed with this truly special tea. So, why not see what ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ can offer to your morning cup? Buy Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea today. 

Teas grown in Malawi actually have an interesting connection to Ceylon Tea dating back over a hundred years. Before Ceylon present-day Sri Lanka became renowned for tea production, it was largely recognised for its coffee. However, in the 1870’s, a disease known as coffee rust almost entirely destroyed the Ceylon coffee industry. Following this economic disaster, many Ceylon coffee farmers turned their attention to the production of tea. While some remained in Ceylon, others decided to branch out elsewhere.

Henry Brown was a Scottish planter who had lost everything to coffee rust and had, as a result, travelled to Malawi to begin anew. In 1891, Brown was one of the first to introduce seeds to his Malawi estate, which went on to be called Nyasaland. Further plantations were established following the success of Nyasaland, and tea seeds were brought over from South Africa. These South African seeds had, in turn, first come from Ceylon. 

Today, records indicate that over 50,000 people work on Malawi’s tea estates during the peak tea season from October to April. The country boasts generally excellent tea growing conditions, with plentiful rainfall encouraging the tea bushes to flourish almost continuously. The Malawi tea industry is also one of the largest employers of women, with over 51% of the total workforce being female.

Presently, an estimated 18,000 hectares of land is being used for tea growing in Malawi; 9,000 hectares can be found in the area surrounding the Malawian town of Thyolo, 6,220 hectares around  Mulanje, and 650 hectares in Nkhata Bay located on the western shore of Lake Malawi. Our wonderful Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea represents all that is good about every single last hectare.

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Oolong Tea.

Origin: Malawi.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to Serve: Lemon would make a nice accompaniment to this brew, although we believe it is best served as it is.

Tasting Notes: This strong, earthy, herbaceous infusion comes with flavour in stages; subtle upon the first sip, followed by a slight maltiness, and then finishing off with a sweet aftertaste. Smooth to the last drop, this tea is fantastic afternoon drinking.

Colour in Cup: Golden-orange liquor, light in tone.

Health Benefits: This scrumptious oolong tea can certainly offer more than just taste. In fact, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Malawi Top Fancy Oolong Tea can actually reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes. This is according to a 2003 study which saw participants consume Oolong Tea alongside their regular hypoglycemic drugs. The results indicated that Oolong Tea consumption could help balance blood sugar levels and prevent sudden drops and spikes.

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Afternoon

  • Country

    Africa

  • Health Points

    Anti Oxidants, Diabetes

  • Type

    Oolong Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level

    Medium

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