All our teas come from our own farms in the highlands of Kenya. The climate here is ideally suited for the tea production, with the tea bushes enjoying the bright morning sunshine and almost daily rainfall, which provides the perfect conditions for growth.
Kenya is not just one of the world’s finest tea growing areas, but is also rich in wildlife and dense forest. We take our community, welfare and environmental responsibilities very seriously, which is one reason why we were the first major tea farmer in the world to be UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified.
Found in the Great Rift Valley, close to the equator, Changoi tea farm is spread over an area of six square miles and the highest point reaches 6,300ft above sea level, providing panoramic views across the region. The climate is ideal for tea growing, with bright sun-filled mornings and rainy afternoons, occasionally punctuated by flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder overhead. Changoi has a vibrant local wildlife population with both colobus monkeys and a variety of colourful tropical birds living in the forested areas around the farm.
Kapchorua lies on the eastern slopes of the Nandi hills, at an altitude of close to 7,000 feet and adjacent to the indigenous rainforests of the region. The farm covers a similar area to Changoi, of about six square miles, but is bisected in two by the Timobo River, as it flows down towards Lake Victoria. Teas have been grown at Kapchorua for over 60 years, and are distinctive for their bright strong flavour and golden colour, winning many awards nationally.
At just under 6,000feet Kaimosi is at the lowest elevation of our farms and covers just 3.2square miles of the North Nandi District of Kenya. Tea planting began here in the 1940’s, and much of the tea harvested today still comes from these mature and established bushes. The area enjoys excellent weather, with an average rainfall of just over 2,000mm, well distributed throughout the year. We use the tea from Kaimosi farm to add thickness and strength to our blends, ideal for breakfast tea.
Our most picturesque farm and source of some of our finest teas, Tinderet nestles at 7,500 feet above the Great Rift Valley, and is surrounded by miles of indigenous forests. Tinderet is home to over 3,000 people, including the farm workers and their families, all of whom take pride in the quality of the teas they have been harvesting since the early 1950’s. Teas from Tinderet are used in our finest speciality teas, delivering exceptional flavours and a delightful golden colour.