Malawi Antlers
Malawi Antlers

Malawi Antlers Loose Leaf White Tea

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

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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 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.

19 April 2021
Sasha M.
United States United States

A Fragrant, Full-Bodied White Tea

I highly recommend the Malawi Antlers White Tea. I was inspired to try it after reading its unique story in Henrietta’s book "Infused: Adventures in Tea." I opened this tea to celebrate and relax after a long week, and was not disappointed with my treat. Taste and depth is like a light oolong or very light black tea – hearty and sweet – yet has a light fragrance, like a bouquet of flowers. I used the Rare Tea glass teapot (which I LOVE). I steeped it 7+ times, the first few following the instructions exactly, and the later ones letting it sit a bit longer. All were great.

04 April 2021
Peter T.
United States United States

Wonderful haunting flavor!

What a delicate yet full bodied flavor in these “antlers” that look like twigs. Who would have thought that so much flavor could come forth from these small branches?

07 March 2021
Anna l.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Malawi Antlers White Tea

I just love this tea, well worth it. It was in my first order, I ordered it out of pure curiosity and I’m so pleased I did. It’s one of my favourites, it has such a clean, fresh taste. On buying something different there is always that feeling of hesitation in case it’s disappointing, but I can state it did not.

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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