Indonesia and Malaysia

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Indonesia is better known for its coffee, but also produces a huge volume of small leaf, medium-grown tea in Java and Sumatra. Sumatran teas are really good, but mostly find their way into East Frisian tea blends alongside Assam teas. These Indonesian teas are less astringent than Assam and Sri Lankan teas, so they are used mainly to bulk out blended teas by tea blenders and packers. Similarly, a few okay teas are grown in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia.


  • Quantity: 1 teaspoon (2½ g) per cup or person
  • Water: 95oC (200oF)
  • Brew time: 4 - 5 minutes