Have you ever heard of Malawi tea ?

Harvesting tea at Satemwa, Malawi - Photo courtesy of Skip Russell
Harvesting tea at Satemwa, Malawi – Photo courtesy of Skip Russell

I could not have pointed out Malawi on the map until I came across the video below. The video is about tea production in Malawi and importance of tea for Malawi people who work very hard to make end meets.

Malawi is a small country in southeast Africa with an estimated population of almost 16 million people. It’s the second largest tea producer of tea in Africa after Kenya; selling tea mostly to the UK and South Africa. Beside that it’s the pioneer of tea in Africa, production first starting in the 1880s. Tea is one of the top main export items, sustaining livelihoods of many Malawi family.

Although I drink too much tea, at least some friends of mine claim so:), I’ve never tried Malawi tea. It’s mostly CTC production black tea. Another tea on my wish list! How about you? Have you ever tried Malawi tea?

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