tea harvest in Kenya
 

History in a few words

Currently the world’s third largest producer of tea, Kenya began to develop its tea cultivation once it reached independence in 1963. Introduced by the British at the beginning of the 20th century, production flourished on mountains and high plateaus, notably on Mount Kenya, the second highest summit in Africa. With a hot and humid climate for most of the year, Kenya encourages tea production and the creation of job opportunities.
 
 
A man is harvesting tea
 
 

Varieties of tea

Previously, Kenya mostly produced black teas in CTC (tea in tea bags). Today, the country encourages producers to develop new cultivars and put more emphasis on quality. Thus, black teas, along with green and oolong teas have emerged.

An example of this improvement in quality : Kiptagich Purple Oolong, a Grand Cru with violet leaves (due to anthocyanins, natural pigements) and mineral and vegetal notes.
 
 
Our selection
  1. Grand cru
    Thé vert de Kiptagich - Palais des Thés
    KIPTAGICH GREEN TEA
    Green Tea from Kenya
    This Grand Cru reveals vegetal, honeyed, fruity and mineral notes.
    $23.00
  2. Grand cru
    Kiptagich Purple Oolong
    KIPTAGICH PURPLE OOLONG
    Oolong from Nakuru, Kenya
    A Kenyan tea with mineral, vegetal, floral and artichoke notes. Its delicately astringent texture ensu...
    $26.00
  3. Kenya Kirinyaga - Thé noir du Kenya - Palais des Thés
    Kenya Kirinyaga
    Black tea from Kenya
    A black tea powerful and aromatic.
    $10.00
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