Item No: 4355-50
Small wiry leaves with some golden tips from a modern orthodox tea factory in the Nandi Hills in West Kenya. Produce a strong full bodied tea liquor and a well developed lively sweet flavour, moderate astringency, and a classic Kenyan tea character
Tea was first introduced in Kenya in 1903 by GWL Caine and was planted in present-day Limuru. Commercialisation of tea started in 1924 by Malcolm Fyers Bell, who was sent out by Brooke Bonds to start the first commercial estates. Since then the nation has become a major producer of black tea. Currently Kenya is ranked first before China and India in tea production. Kenyan tea is also one of the top foreign exchange earners, alongside tourism, horticulture, and Kenyan coffee.