Tea from Malawi

The first Malawi tea was planted in 1878 with tea plants from Natal in South Africa, but the unpredictable weather of southern Malawi proved unsuitable for this variety. Since that time varieties more suitable to the Malawi climate have been developed.

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Tea from Tanzania

When Tanzania became a republic in 1961 the government nationalized many of the large tea estates and encouraged smallholders to grow tea independently. Current support for smallholder tea producers has been the main factor in the improving quality of Tanzanian tea in recent years.

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