I aspire to keep it short and sweet in my first ever blog... but this story might take a while. It's a winding road from the Boston suburbs to African tea specialist.  

Cape Town

One of the best decisions I've ever made, was studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.

Not only did I get college credits, I surfed everyday 

Big Bay, north of Cape town is known more for windsurfing, but it's a fun 'novelty' wave for traditional surfing. 

Big Bay, north of Cape town is known more for windsurfing, but it's a fun 'novelty' wave for traditional surfing. 

and I met the girl who is now my wife. 

Noordhoek Beach, south of Cape Town is home to one of the best barreling beach breaks in the world... and a great date spot.  

Noordhoek Beach, south of Cape Town is home to one of the best barreling beach breaks in the world... and a great date spot.  

Malawi

Blantyre, Malawi is my wife Nasha's hometown. Blantyre is a bustling commercial city in the south and one of the early trading posts for colonial traders in central/southern Africa.  

Malawi is "The Warm Heart of Africa" for good reason. I joke that the Malawian resting face is an ear-to-ear grin.

People with very little, will open their homes and offer you a tasty meal. When your car breaks down (not uncommon in Malawi) a crowd of eager push-starters assembles from nowhere. 

Nash doing a very mediocre job pounding cassava into flour for 'nsima', in her white jeans. These ladies and I found it hilarious. 

Nash doing a very mediocre job pounding cassava into flour for 'nsima', in her white jeans.

These ladies and I found it hilarious. 

Mulanje

My father-in-law, Mussa, is originally from Mozambique, but immigrated to the Mulanje region in southern Malawi.

 

Mulanje is a 'massif' and plays host not only to all kinds of spirits and legends, but also most of Malawi's tea estates. 

The view from the base of Mulanje. The scale of this mountain is hard to capture. 

The view from the base of Mulanje. The scale of this mountain is hard to capture. 

Satemwa Tea Estate

In the Thyolo region, a slight detour on the way to Mulanje, you drive through rolling tea fields. Satemwa is one of the most innovative tea estates in Africa and their product is world-class.

We're proud to work directly with them to bring you the best of Africa flavors and artisinal foods. 

Huntington House is the old residence on Satemwa Tea Estate. It is now operated as a lodge. 

Huntington House is the old residence on Satemwa Tea Estate. It is now operated as a lodge. 

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