Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy
Bvumbwe white tea is harvested in Africa in the country of Malawi! Similar to a Chinese Shou Mei white tea, Bvumbwe white tea offers something different than the usual White Peony (Bai Mudan) or Silver Needle Chinese white teas. With a lovely caramel note that lingers on the tongue, this Malawian tea offers tea drinkers (experienced and beginners alike) a different experience and will open the door to the world of Malawian tea!
Learn more about this tea here.
I was excited to try this Bvumbwe Malawian White Tea from M&K’s Tea Company. I’ve tried many different white teas, but very few of those are from Africa. In fact, I think I’ve only tried one other white tea from Africa so I was excited to have the opportunity to try another.
This is really nice. The flavor is delicate – like I’d expect from a white tea. It has a really pleasant, soft mouthfeel. It has a flavor similar to what I might experience from a Chinese white tea – it’s a gentle flavor with notes of hay and a crisp, airy sort of flavor. I’m also picking up on soft notes of fruit. It has a very clean and refreshing sort of taste. Soothing and mild.
As I continue to sip, I start to pick up on some flavors that I wouldn’t normally expect from a white tea: a hint of caramel! I don’t think that I’ve ever encountered a pure white tea with a caramel-y sweetness like I’m experiencing with this tea.
Then I notice gentle notes of warm, peppery spice. Like white pepper and a hint of cinnamon. It’s warm and a rustic sort of flavor. For such a delicate taste, there is a whole lot of dimension to this cup!
A really lovely white tea – one I’d recommend to any tea drinker. The complex flavors of this cup are something to be experienced!