Comins Tea is a small family business based in Dorset specialising in fine single estate teas. Michelle and Rob have a vision and a sourcing ethic that is very closely aligned with our own, so it feels like a natural extension of what we do to offer a selection of their delicious teas. We are incredibly proud and honoured to be the first coffee roaster to partner with Comins Tea and to offer their "Tea With Purpose" - a selection of seven teas from their most trusted partners. If you want to know more about Comins Tea then please visit their website where you will find a wealth of tea knowledge and stories in which to immerse yourself. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this carefully curated selection of truly special, and utterly delicious teas.
|Tea||Malawian White (BSPM - Broken White Tea)|
|Origin||Satemwa Estate, Malawi|
|Tea Maker||Msuwadzi Small Holder Association|
|Plucking Standard||Two leaves, one bud|
|Experience||A well rounded, full bodied white tea|
|Preparation||200ml water / 2.5g leaf / 90°C / 3 minutes / up to 4 infusions|
In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, transparency and diversification lie at the heart of a brighter tea future. The 198 independent farmers of the Msuwadzi Small Holder Association, working together with the larger Satemwa organisation, are demonstrating just how this can be achieved through their YAMBA brand. Their approach supports smallholders to grow and pluck high quality leaves, which are then processed into fully traceable orthodox teas sold at a premium through the Satemwa network. A model in stark contrast to the high volume, low value commodity market.
Profits from these sales pass back to the association as either income or in the form of agricultural training meaning that your support directly benefits smallholders and the environment, shining a light on a modern pioneering model in part of the world so reliant on teas.