Smallholder Black


Small Holder OP1 Black is a black tea is produced in collaboration between Satemwa Tea Estate and the small family farms in the neighbourhood. The tea is fully oxidied 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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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

Dimensions15.621 × 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)


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