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    Mole Control on the Farms

    This month on the Tinderet farm trials have begun a trial to naturally control the destructive burrows of the African mole rat. The small indigenous mammals can burrow up to 15 feet an hour creating a maze of burrows that disrupt soil stability, plant roots and cause havoc in the tea fields.  The Tephrosia vogelii, a […]

    27 January 2020
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  • Tinderet Win the Year 2017 Climate Change Adaptation Trophy

    We’re very proud to announce that as a result of the hard work and high quality care of the farm and its environment, Tinderet has won the 2017 Climate Change Adaptation Trophy. Each of our farms and the Williamson Tea Foundation work tirelessly to not just look after the land, soils, forests and local communities, […]

    12 June 2018
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  • Know where your tea comes from this National Tea Day

    This National Tea Day we want to encourage transparency in where your tea comes from. In a time when we are questioning supply chains and their ecological impact more than ever we believe in customers knowing where their tea is from. All our tea is grown on our four Kenyan farms, each with their own […]

    20 April 2018
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  • New Year, New You?

    Like every January our papers, twitter feeds and online browsing is dominated by “New Year, New You!” slogans. Although this kind of pressure isn’t beneficial New Year does give us time to reflect and set some positive goals for the year. As farmers we are always looking forward to ensure the best possible outcomes so […]

    3 January 2018
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  • Farm Notes from December

    In the past month the farms have experienced generally colder days. Rainfall has been higher than previous years, much to the appreciation of the tea bushes after a dry summer! Although the weeks have been scattered with grey days the solar panels have collected enough energy to totally power the Changoi farm and tea factory […]

    12 December 2017
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  • Farm Notes from October

    This month we were delighted that our teas coming top in the Tea Classes competition. This competition is an industry wide contest, grading the tea leaf to evaluate it’s quality and condition determining it’s price . Hundreds of teas as judged and we were delighted to do so well overall. Our Kapchoura teas faired particularly […]

    17 October 2017
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  • A New Life for Maktao…

    The dry season in Kenya is a challenging time for wildlife. During these waterless months, living conditions are tough and animals are forced to travel longer distances to access food and water, sometimes wandering out of protected areas and into community lands to in search of sustenance. Historically, it’s also one of the worst times for […]

    27 September 2017
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  • Farm Notes from September

    With extreme weather patterns seeming to be the topic of the news this month, our farms too have suffered. On Changoi farm, otherwise known as our sunshine farm due to it’s typically bright weather and home to the largest solar panel park in east Africa, we have experienced extreme hail storms. These unexpectedly sudden storms, […]

    19 September 2017
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  • Farm Notes from August

    Within our Tinderet farm, known as place of lightening for its frequent violent storms, we have been furthering our sustainability by preventing soil erosion through the targeted planting of native trees along key water catchment and flow areas. These trees bind the soil together and reduce soil erosion, as well as regulating the flow of […]

    22 August 2017
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  • Mindfulness & Tea

    To us tea isn’t just a drink, it’s a moment. A moment to reflect, relax or just take a breath. In our increasingly hectic lives tea has always offered a source comfort. Spanning cultures and countries, it is an unspoken way of offering kindness and connection. Mindfulness is an ancient practice and means being in […]

    27 June 2017
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  • How to be more sustainable.

    Sustainability = sustain + ability. Simply put this means the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources. Therefore supporting and promoting the long – term ecological balance of our world. Sustainability to us as farmers is on a large scale, we care about the land we grow our tea bushes […]

    5 June 2017
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