Malawian Afternoon Tea Cuppa Char
10 mins (prep 5, cooking 5)
3 ingredients
4 servings
Malawi is famous for two crops, tobacco and tea. The tea plantations are in the cool highlands, a totally magical place after being in the hot plains of Africa. We had friends who lived in Thyolo right in the middle of a tea plantation. Incidently, Mount Mulanje, in this area, is the highest mountain in Central Africa and the second highest mountain in Africa, after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Naturally, the main drink in Malawi would be tea and everything stops for afternoon tea (served about 4pm). When we lived in Malawi (in the 1960s), fresh milk was hard to get and not necessarily very hygienic so we mostly used powdered milk. For tea, however, we used condensed milk which sweetened and added milk to your tea at the same time. It's a real childhood memory for me. I still keep a teaspoon or two of condensed milk for a cup of tea if I'm making a dessert with condensed milk - and I don't even drink my tea sweetened these days. Afternoon tea always consisted of a small sandwich, perhaps a bit of cake or a scone and jam and a cuppa char. The name comes from the Hindi for tea and I suppose was a leftover from the British colonial days in India.

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Serving Size (365.99 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 18.1 Calories from Fat 4.23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.47g 2.89%
Saturated Fat 0.29g 5.74%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 1.68mg 2.23%
Sodium 20.64mg 3.44%
Total Carbohydrate 3.14g 4.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.3%
Sugars 3.05 g %
Protein 0.42g 3.33%
Vitamin A 31.4IU% Vitamin C 1.26mg%
Calcium 24.71mg% Iron 0.54mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4