When people think of tea, the first countries that come to mind are usually China and India, which makes sense as these are the world’s biggest two tea producers, followed by Sri Lanka (near India). Kenya, by comparison, is slightly less well-known, even though it is currently the world’s fourth largest tea-producing country, and has been for some time.
For a long time, Kenyan teas were used primarily in blends, which partially explains the lack of familiarity with Kenyan teas among most people. However, in recent years, the specialty tea industry in Kenya has blossomed. This article highlights some of the interesting features of tea production in Kenya, and points you in the direction of buying high-quality artisan teas originating in Kenya.
What makes tea production in Kenya special?
The producers in Kenya face strong competition on the international market; these factors have strained many producers. In many regions of the world, conditions similar to these led farmer’s to…