This is a very gentle fermented tea with warm, earthy notes. These precious leaves hold the wonderful flavours of silky rain water and Autumn forests.
The Satemwa Estate
We expected to find our ideal Pu'er in China. But whilst visiting the extraordinary tea garden of Satemwa in Malawi, Henrietta tried a Pu'er so soft and yet so deep in flavour, she was astounded.
What they have crafted on Satemwa is something so uniquely complex and yet beautifully clean.
Malawi Leafy Pu'er
Henrietta Lovell, who sources all our tea describes it like this:
"Imagine you are in the middle of the forest, it's raining softly. You are sheltering under tall, broad trees. You can smell the wet grass beneath your feet. In a clearing, there is a little wooden house. Rain is dripping from the wooden roof into a deep, wooden barrel. You cup your hands and dip them into the silky water.
This Pu'er tastes of the rain water from the wooden barrel with aromas of wet turf and the forest floor."
Indeed it's so good, it is beloved by René Redzepi of Noma.