Malawi Antlers
Malawi Antlers

Malawi Antlers Loose Leaf White Tea

12 reviews
Regular price £13.49
(34p per cup)

1360 in stock

Rather than being made from the leaves of the tea bush, this incredibly rare loose leaf tea is made from the velvety stem of finely plucked spring shoots. These antlers wonderfully express the unique terroir of this extraordinary tea garden. Only a few kilos can be produced each year.

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17 March 2023
Geraldine M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great value, flavour and aroma

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I bought the tea, however, I was pleasantly surprised by not only the flavour and aroma, but by how many times I infused the tea and still had great aroma and flavour.

01 April 2022
David G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rare flavour indeed

Of all the wonderful teas I have experienced since becoming a Rare Tea Co. customer, I think my favourite is Malawi Antlers. Other reviewers have expressed similar opinions much more eloquently, but I would add that I love its unusual 'nutty' flavour. I mean nutty in the same way that one can describe a good ale, which is neither too hoppy nor too citrussy, as being nicely rounded and nutty. Highly enjoyable.

24 March 2022
Jackie C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent tea

Antler tea is delicious and refreshing. I was introduced to it by my son and now it’s a cupboard staple!

17 February 2022
Anna l.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I ordered it out of curiosity as I like trying new things and I was very pleased with it. I have ordered more since as it has become a favourite.

21 December 2021
Suzanne L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I'm a fan of white tea. The Antlers loose leaf tea has to be one of my favourites. It is sublime. Smooth and delicate. Delicious and just fabulous at any time of the day.

Tasting Notes

Soft and elegant with remarkable flavours of peach and apricot.


Use 3g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 100°C (212°F) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea up to six times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

34p per cup based on 3g of tea per 150ml of water and 6 infusions.

One of the most remarkable things about Antlers is that they get better and better with each infusion. The water penetrates deeper into the stems and the flavour changes with each steep. The apricots remain, but a deeper, woody, umami taste gently reveals itself behind the soft, sweet fruit. It truly becomes more and more divine.

For the first infusion, use 3g per cup and add 150ml boiling water to soften the stems and steep for two minutes. But don’t worry if you overdo it. The woody stems take time and don’t contain much tannin, so leaving them for five minutes or longer won’t be at all disastrous.

You don’t need to re-boil the kettle between each infusion. Each cup will be cooler, but the stems will be softer. You may need to lengthen the infusion times as the stems start to exhaust, and reheat the water if it cools too much, but don’t give up on them. I’ve made eleven infusions from the same pot.

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