Eastern Produce Malawi tea estates are situated in two areas; the Thyolo District, approximately 50kms south west of Blantyre, the old commercial city of Malawi, and Mulanje District, approximately 120kms west of Blantyre, close to the Mozambique border. Malawi’s cool winters and hot, wet summers, produce bright coloury teas in a tea growing season starting in December, at the onset of the rains, and tailing off in May as the temperature drops.

Tea estates in the Thyolo area comprise; Makwasa, Mianga, Kasembereka and Gotha located at altitudes from 900m to 1100m. All estates have their own processing factories and also receive green tea leaf from smallholders for processing.

Estates in the Mulanje area comprise; Esperanza, Lauderdale, Mini Mini, Ruo, Glenorchy, Likanga, Eldorado, Thornwood, Phwazi, Chisambo and Limbuli located at 600m to 800m above sea level. Each has their own processing factory and again receive some green tea leaf from smallholders for processing.