We warmly invite you to accompany us on this journey into Mozambique tea culture and traditions.
Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Zambezia-Chá, (SDZ Chá) Sarl, was established by the Portuguese in 1945. The plantation originally manufactured orthodox (leaf-grade) teas, and was owned by the tea tycoon Manuel Saraiva Junqueiro, who died in a plane crash in October 1959.
By 1960, tea was the major export out of Mozambique. The total production in the region was over 20,000,000 kg of tea per annum. This was the largest tea area in the southern hemisphere, and the tea quality was renowned and sought after.
After Mozambique obtained its official independence from Portugal in 1975, the 14 tea plantations were nationalized and the government changed manufacturing to CTC (Cut Tear Curl).
From 1977 to 1992, a civil war ensued, which almost stopped production completely. All the tea estates and their infrastructure had deteriorated completely leaving only five remaining consolidated plantations, including SDZ Chá Sarl, which produced a collective for approximately 4,000,000 kg of made tea per annum.
SDZ Chá Sarl produce single & rare single origin tea, with unique flavors exclusive to this region, savored alike by most gourmets, from discerning tea connoisseurs to first time tea drinkers
Rare single origin tea, with unique flavours exclusive to this region (Elevation 720 meters MSL). This tea can be enjoyed by the most discerning tea connoisseurs to first time tea drinkers.
Black CTC Tea
We manufacture the following Primary Grades: BP1, PF1, PD, D1 and Secondary Grades: BP, PF, Dust, Fanning’s, BMF & BMF1. Our teas are clean with subtle tannins, perfect for consuming directly or great for blending with more gutty teas, whatever the consumers prefer.
Black orthodox Tea
We have recently set up an Orthodox Black tea facility will be regularly producing the following grades: OP, FOP/FBOP, BOP, BOPF, BOPD, BOPFD & Dust 1.
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