While Malawi is not generally known for producing top quality caffeinated teas, Naming’omba decaffeinated product is among the finest on the world markets. The reason? Naming’omba is one of the only places on earth where decaf tea is produced on the estate grounds. In most producing countries, decafs are processed first as regular caffeinated teas and then shipped to Europe to be stripped of their caffeine in a secondary process. The methods by which this typically happens are the CO2 and Methyl Chloride. Both effectively strip the caffeine from the leaf but can add an aftertaste that alters the pure flavor of the tea.At Naming’omba the tea is decaffeinated before processing when the leaf is still fresh and a deep emerald green. The result is a cup with brightness of color and full-bodied flavor not normally found in a decaf tea. In fact, the tea is so good that many professional tasters have been fooled into believing that it is in fact a regular caffeinated tea. We’re pleased to offer this exceptional decaf exclusively to Fairmont. Like an afternoon at the Willow Stream Spa, this cup is a 5 star experience guests will never forget.