(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: Malawi
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe One)
Altitude: 3000 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: CTC (Cut Torn and Curled)
Cup Characteristics: A medium bodied cup of tea that is best enjoyed in the morning or after dinner.
Infusion: Bright, tending coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Chisunga is one of Malawi's better-known teas. It is used quite extensively by the large tea blenders the world over. It has a character that tends to be somewhat malty but not overpowering. In tea tasting and tea blenders jargon, Malawi's (Malawi teas) are somewhat flavor neutral with reddish color, tending to mimic a Kenyan and generally slightly less expensive than a Kenya. Malawis are good for iced tea blends since they give good color and tend not to make the iced tea become cloudy.