Features and Characteristics of Malawi Tea

  • Plain (without aroma) coppery red in appearance, infuse leaf Liquor being bright strong brisk and taking milk well
  • Sweet flowery aroma and light fruity taste
  • Sweet floral tones and flavour of crisp red apples
  • Gentle aroma of soft rose petals and sweet, soft nutty undertones

tea largeVarieties of Tea in Malawi

  • White Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Specialty Tea
  • Oolong Tea
  • Black Tea

Important benefits of Tea

  • Tea boost exercise endurance
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack.
  • protect against a boatload of cancers
  • Tea helps fight free radicals.
  • Tea is hydrating to the body
  • Drinking tea is linked with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Green tea improves bone mineral density and strength.
  • Prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, especially degenerative diseases (think Alzheimer’s).

The role and status of the product in the Malawi export

  • Tea ranks 4th in the export basket of Malawi
  • In the 2013 export was $11.9 million
  • Between 15 600 to 35000 tonnes
  • Account for 3 percert of world export of tea

Who produces the product and at what scale it is produced

  • Commercial farmers at large scale
  • Smallholder farmers small scale which normally sales to large commercial farmers

Location of production or favourable topography

  • Lowlands plateaus of Nyika,Viphya and Shire highlands

The capacity of Malawi in producing and supplying product

  • About 43,000 tonnes as of 2012