Size: 4 ounces
Item 1842


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Kambaa - Estate Black Tea
Kambaa is one of the premiere factories under umbrella of the KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Authority -a state run corporation). Each factory in the KTDA relies on the ‘small holder' (small individual family farming unit) to provide the green leaf for the making of black tea. Within the KTDA ,there are 150,000 small holders supplying green leaf to 39 factories scattered throughout the tea growing districts of Kenya. Despite such a diverse supply of green leaf to the various factories, there are very rigid quality control mechanisms in place which ensure that farmers tender top quality produce. Kambaa is consistently within the top 4 quality tea estates of the KTDA and, indeed, Kenya.

Tea is a very important product for Kenya. The industry provides employment for several hundred-thousand people from the small holders, through to the steamship companies that transport the tea around the globe. Tea is a relative newcomer to the Kenyan agricultural scene. It was started by British planters after World War II. Many of these planters were feeling unwanted in India (India achieved independence in 1947) and migrated to Kenya. Despite a ban on the transfer of plants and information, these planters smuggled Indian tea plants into Kenya. The plants thrived in the Kenyan climate and today Kenya is the world's second largest exporter of tea.

Kambaa is grown in Kiambu, east of the Rift Valley at 5,900 ft. above sea level. This bright, coppery infusion is rich and full-bodied with superb flavor and a clean finish. The cup has thickness and lively character.