Traditional Chinese Method
African White Pearls is grown between 950-1200 M above sea level. Each leaf is hand rolled in order to form the pearl shape. Women are given the opportunity to form this task to reach goals for gender equity. This tea is a specialty orthodox tea. The tea estate is one of the only tea estates left in Malawi, Africa run by family while all the others was bought out by large corporations. Sustainability, gender equity, good health and well-being is hand rolled into this pearl to your cup. Enjoy.
delicate, Lightly Vegetal
The Impact from Your Purchase
When you purchase African White Pearls you are actively helping this family operated tea estate which is one of the last standing. The rest were bought by large corporates. This tea estate plays a big role in the community providing 5 clinics for free and assistants who check on the communities general health. They also provide scholarships to about 120 kids with RARE CHARITY. Reforesting every space and corner of the land and supporting smallholders is their passion.
To top things off every purchase plants one tree in efforts to help with reforestation.
Thank you for your support.
There are several ways to brew this tea. Each style brings out different flavors.
Gongfu brewing directions
Tea amount: 5 grams (1-2 pearls)
Water amount and temperature: 6 ounces at 175 degrees
Steeping directions: Steep 20 seconds
Resteeping directions: Resteep several times adding 10 seconds each time
Western brewing directions
Tea amount: 1 teaspoon (1 pearl)
Water amount and temperature: 6-8 ounces at 180 degrees
Steeping directions: Steep for 3 minutes
Resteeping directions: 2-3 times each time adding 10 seconds
For those who like iced tea
Cold brewing directions
Tea amount: 4 grams
Water amount and temperature: 12 ounces room temperature
Steeping directions: Place in jar in fridge for 8-12 hours
Add ice and enjoy.