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Tea Tasting

Tea is Malawi’s second largest export, with acres of tea plantations in the south of the country. At Thyolo, between Blantyre and Mulanje, the Satemwa Tea Estate is a tourist hotspot for those wishing to take part in tea tasting. The Satemwa Factory was built in 1937 and by the Kay family. In the past 80 years the company has grown significantly and is now producing tea which is exported all around the world. It is a Fair Trade tea estate and the various types and flavours of tea can be sampled in the factory.

The Tea Tasting experience includes a tour of the factory where you will learn about the history of tea production at Satemwa, followed by a session trying all the teas. Teas include Black, White, Green, Oolong, Dark and Fusion. There is even a gift shop on site for you to take home your favourite variations after trying.

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Thyolo Tea Estates

Tea has been grown at Thyolo, south-east of Blantyre, since 1908 and the primly trimmed bushes (strictly, trees) give the whole area the appearance of a neatly kept but vast garden.

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