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Produce Malawi tea
Varieties White tea Black tea Flavored tea Specialty tea
Common Names Malawian tea
Packing 15,20,25,40,50 Kg Bag
Size 2, 7. 17
Availability (season) October to April
Transportation Conditions Transported in breathable bags that cant cause fermentation
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Malawi tea is nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa,” Malawi is Africa’s second-biggest tea maker alongside Kenya. Situated in southeast Africa, it is landlocked, flanked by Zambia toward the northwest, Tanzania toward the upper east, and Mozambique toward the east, south, and west. Malawi is isolated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. 

Settled in the tenth century, Malawi stayed under local principle until 1891 when it was colonized by the British who administered until 1964. Malawi’s tea industry goes back to 1891 when a Scottish grower named Henry Brown settled there in the wake of losing the entirety of his espresso in Sri Lanka because of ailment. 

Brown acquired the first tea seeds dropped by method for Scottish Missionaries who got them from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. He utilized these seeds to build up the primary fruitful tea cultivates on his home, situated in what was then called Nyasaland. 

Later estates were set up in the marshes of Mulanje and Thyolo in the Shire Highlands, utilizing seeds from natal in South Africa taken from tea plants that had been initially transplanted from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). 

More than 50,000 individuals chip away at Malawi’s tea homes during the pinnacle tea season from October to April when abundant downpour urges the tea shrubs to flush persistently. That number is decreased to roughly 30,000 during the dry season. Malawi’s tea industry is perhaps the biggest boss of ladies, with over 51% of the complete workforce female. 

Malawi’s capricious climate examples can make tea becoming troublesome during specific periods. However, the tea growers have dealt with presenting all the more new, heartier clonal plants to help reduce this issue. Malawi was the first African nation to give clonal strategies for domain restoration. 

There are six fundamental sorts of tea, which are: dark tea, green tea, white, oolong, yellow, and Puerh. All originate from a similar plant family-Camellia Sinensis. So the culled tea brought to the preparing offices or production line begins the equivalent fundamentally, from the same sort of tea leaves.  

Most quality free leaf tea obtained today is culled by hand, for the most part by ladies. Conveying bushels on their backs or heads, the ladies clear their path through midriff high shrubs, selecting the tea leaves from the stem in quick, rehearsed movements.

Malawi Tea seasons and growing conditions

Tea in Malawi is mostly produced in the lowlands plateaus of Nyika, Viphya and Shire highlands of the country as well as in Nkhata Bay in the North. It’s ranked as the 4th in the export basket and it exports between 15 600 to 35000 tonnes.

The annual rainfall rate of 750 to 1,600 mm.. 80% of the tea is produced within the summer season from December to April. In the winter season, only 20% is produced.

Even though the nation is inclined to climatic varieties consistently, it hasn’t impeded tea development at all. The way that Malawian tea harbors a usually energizing and complex flavor is ascribed to the reasonably high temperatures during the day and the cool temperatures around evening time. 

Malawi tea is harvested once in two weeks through handpicking two leaves and a bud into woven baskets. They are then packed in breathable to avoid fermenting and losing value.

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