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Kenya

Our Location
At Kericho, which is 2,000m above sea level, we produce 23 million kgs of made tea every year. We benefit from the deep rich loam soils which are high in organic content. Combined with the ideal climate, we have the perfect environment for high yields of good quality tea.

Finlays: Map of our tea estates in KenyaThere are approximately 1,500 different varieties of tea in the world, all offering interesting and varied style’s, taste and colour. The character of tea, like wine, is influenced by the elevation of the garden, the soil, wind conditions and temperature and, of course, the quality of the plucking. In Kenya we produce the following “marks” from the factories indicated below:

Kitumbe Factory (Fairtrade)
Tenduet – black
Kaspongoi – black
Milima – (orthodox black)
Chemase (organic black Fairtrade)

Chomogonday Factory
Tiluet – black
Masingi – black
Chemase (organic black)
Kijani – Green CTC

Changana Factory
Matuta – black
Chemamul – black

Kymulot Factory
Sisiba – black
Bondet – black

The teas are very bright, colourful, with a reddish coppery tint and a pleasant brisk flavour. Kenya speciality tea is ideal as a drink for any time of day or night and is particularly ideal with beef and horseraddish or ham sandwiches and rich chocolate cake. In the after dinner slot Kenya tea will enhance the flavour of a smoked cheese taken with Drambuie. Kenya teas are also blended into many famous British brands.

We are self-sufficient in sustainable timber and power (85% hydro-electric) and we employ nearly 12,000 people who live on our estates where we provide them, and their families, with housing, schooling and medical services. This amounts to more than 12,000 houses, 13 dispensaries, 14 primary schools, 49 nursery schools, 1 secondary school and 3,000 kitchen gardens.