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Malawi

Wikipedia: Malawi | Official Government Website: www.malawi.gov.mw 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 

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About Malawi | Styles of Tea Produced in Malawi | Best (Top-Rated) Malawian Teas | Examples of Malawi

About Malawi

A flat tea plantation with a steep but round-top mountain rising behind itA tea plantation at the base of Mulanje Mountain in Malawe. Photo by SMuyila, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Malawi is a small landlocked country in Africa surrounded by Mozambique and also bordered by Zambia and Tanzania. In 2008, Malawi was the world's 12th largest tea producer, making it the second largest producer of tea in Africa, trailing only Kenya. Its total amount of tea produced was a little under 1% of global production.[1]

In addition to producing a large volume of tea which is sold in bulk and used in blending, Malawi also produces some artisan teas, including white tea, which is a relative newcomer to the tea production scene in regions outside of China and Southeast Asia.

Malawi's climate is tropical but varies with elevation, being hot in the low-lying areas and more moderate at higher altitudes. Rainfall is strongly seasonal, with a number of months with almost no rain in many regions, and a number of months with heavy rain. Only the wetter regions of the country are suitable for growing the tea plant.

Pictured to the right is a tea plantation at the base of Mulanje mountain; this region is home to the Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve, run by a conservation trust, and home to a number of endangered endemic species of plants and animals.

References:

1. FAOSTAT: Production: Crops, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Retrieved Jan. 29, 2010.


Styles of Tea Produced in Malawi

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Malawi.

Black TeaBlack Tea
White TeaWhite Tea
White Peony TeaWhite Peony Tea
Silver NeedleSilver Needle

Best Malawian Teas

The notion of the "best" Malawian teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Malawi, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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TK24: Mboma Estate BOP

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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