AFRICA (አፍሪካ)

Did you know that Malawi was the first African country to engage in tea production, with the first commercial plantations established in the 1880s?

  The introduction of tea to Africa goes back to the end of the 19th century. It first originated in South Africa where the English started its cultivation to secure new sources of supply. Then, German settlers experimented with its cultivation on the slopes of Mount Cameroon and in Tanzania.



Throughout the 20th century numerous countries began to grow tea, and today, the African continent is an important player in the world tea market. Kenya is ranked third in the tea world production.


The teas are produced either by using traditional methods, giving either broken or whole leaf teas, or equally they are produced by CTC, "crushing, tearing, curling", a mechanical process that transforms the tea leaf into tiny pearls mainly for teabags. Today a dozen African countries produce black tea, of an uneven quality depending on its origin

South Africa


Native to South Africa, the Aspalathus linearis, or Rooibos bush as it is commonly known, is a different plant from the tea plant, which gives a pleasant beverage with no caffeine and almost no tannin. Traditional rooibos is created by fermenting the leaves, which turns them a red-brown colour.


 Rooibos tea is gaining popularity as a delicious and healthy beverage. It’s a flavourful, caffeine-free alternative to black and green tea.


What’s more, advocates praise rooibos for its potential health benefits, claiming that its antioxidants can protect against cancer, heart disease and stroke.



Discover Our Rooibos Blends

Muave - Velvet Dreams Loose Leaf Tea | A dream of an evening in intimate Jazz bar. The sound of a saxophone, the scent of cigars and spirit infused cocktails creates the perfect atmosphere. A moment to loosen up and enjoy the warmth of Muave Velvet Dreams.Muave - Velvet Dreams Loose Leaf Tea | A dream of an evening in intimate Jazz bar. The sound of a saxophone, the scent of cigars and spirit infused cocktails creates the perfect atmosphere. A moment to loosen up and enjoy the warmth of Muave Velvet Dreams.
£5.50

28p / cup

Muave - The Agile Spirit Loose Leaf Tea | Don’t listen to other people’s opinions and enjoy your life according to your own rules.
Nothing brings out your free and conquering soul like Muave Agile Spirit which will simply charm you with it’s alluring honesty. This sensual blend demonstrates a character captured in a moment of absolute freedom and harmony.Muave - The Agile Spirit Loose Leaf Tea | Don’t listen to other people’s opinions and enjoy your life according to your own rules.
Nothing brings out your free and conquering soul like Muave Agile Spirit which will simply charm you with it’s alluring honesty. This sensual blend demonstrates a character captured in a moment of absolute freedom and harmony.
£5.50

28p / cup

Muave - Soul-Sustaining Loose Leaf Tea | Allow yourself to be pulled into a magical dream of a utopian fable of the soul and of its powers. Lure your imagination into the depths of a lush forest where ancient trees stretch miles into the sky creating a protected and verdant Eden. Let the softness of Muave Soul-Sustaining enrapture your spirit and overthrow the darkest of moods.Muave - Soul-Sustaining Loose Leaf Tea | Allow yourself to be pulled into a magical dream of a utopian fable of the soul and of its powers. Lure your imagination into the depths of a lush forest where ancient trees stretch miles into the sky creating a protected and verdant Eden. Let the softness of Muave Soul-Sustaining enrapture your spirit and overthrow the darkest of moods.
£5.00

36p / cup

Muave - Crime Of Passion | Welcome to Muave’s garden of temptation and sinful seduction. This blend walks the line between pure gentleness and a darker, more mysterious side that will help you discover your inner rebel and challenge you to reveal all the aspects of your personality. Let yourself fall in love with the vibrant flavour and don’t shy away form a little provocation.Muave - Crime Of Passion | Welcome to Muave’s garden of temptation and sinful seduction. This blend walks the line between pure gentleness and a darker, more mysterious side that will help you discover your inner rebel and challenge you to reveal all the aspects of your personality. Let yourself fall in love with the vibrant flavour and don’t shy away form a little provocation.
£5.00

36p / cup

Muave - Stress Buster | The name says it all. Do you ever feel anxious, troubled or stressed, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? It’s OK not to be OK! One cup of Muave Stress Buster tea before bed will help to restore your balance and start the next day with a smile.Muave - Stress Buster | The name says it all. Do you ever feel anxious, troubled or stressed, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? It’s OK not to be OK! One cup of Muave Stress Buster tea before bed will help to restore your balance and start the next day with a smile.
£5.00

36p / cup

Kenya


Kenya is the fourth largest producer in the world today, contributing to 8% of the total production. Almost all the teas from the country are CTC teas with the exception of the Marynin garden which has kept its traditional processing methods.

Mauritius


Mauritius, which is close to Reunion, produces teas. The most famous of which is appreciated for its vanilla taste.