Smallholder Black

(1 customer review)


Smallholder Black is a black tea produced in collaboration between Satemwa and the small family farms in the neighbourhood. The tea is fully oxidized and gives a rich, roasted, chesnut, rounded sweet flavour.

Character: Progressive, Deep, Surprising

Ingredients: Black loose-leaf tea

Cultivation and Certification: Conventional (pesticide-free, with herbicide use) Fair Trade, UTZ+ and Rain Forest Alliance Certified

Brewing instructions: Brew one spoonful or 2-4 grams using western style, 3-4 min, 90- 95°C/ 195 203°. For cold brew use 8-10 grams per litre, store 8 hours in fridge

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Our tea is directly sourced from our partnered farms.


Jonas Makata of Satemwa Tea, www.tearebellion.comMeet Jonas Makata, one of Satemwa’s 198 independent smallholder tea farmers who work with the newly developed tea variety in partnership with Satemwa. Jonas has 1 hectare of tea and he has grown tea since 1976. He is married, has 5 children but lost count of how many grandchildren they have. Two of his children are still depending on him and what he makes from the tea sales. Jonas gets a better price for his hand-plucked green leaf, which is processed on Satemwa’s factory and shares in the profit when Satemwa sells the specialty tea.

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Additional information

Dimensions 15.621 × 18.415 × 7.62 cm

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To ensure tea freshness, all teas are shipped in resealable opaque tea pouches ( 5.6 by 18.4 by 7.6 cm)

1 review for Smallholder Black

  1. Antonia (verified owner)

    There’s a heartiness and warmth of this tea that I found both comforting and satisfying, even despite the warmer weather here in Toronto. I also really appreciate how easygoing of a tea it is; it doesn’t need any extra frills and withstands additional infusions just fine. I’m surprised that I hadn’t tried it sooner, but now I can say that I’ve officially tried all five of Tea Rebellion’s black teas!

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