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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
WIN A YEARS SUPPLY OF TEA….!
WIN A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF TEA including our elephant family inspired by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in collaboration with our TEA FOR ELEPHANTS campaign! We are offering one lucky winner our complete collection – WORTH £150 – of delicious teas and tea caddies. To enter simply input your email address to sign up to our e-newsletter and follow us on …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …Read More
Tea for Elephants Campaign
If everyone reading this bought a tea caddy we could save three orphaned elephants… The amazing work The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust needs to constantly be supported to keep elephants wandering in the wild. We are campaigning to raise £4,800 for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to support their Orphans’ Project and the rescue of baby elephants in …Read More
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 …Read More
World Elephant Day
For Williamson Tea elephants have always had a special place in our hearts. When the company was first founded elephant families roamed the lush rainforests next to the tea plantations and became part of the farms, thus the elephant logo. Elephants have unfortunately suffered at the hands of terrible poaching and the numbers have decreased …Read More
Why is Kenyan tea different?
It seems in the world of food and drink things are changing, the provenance, the experience and the way in things our consumables are cultivated is becoming a source of hot discussion. We can only champion this as tea farmers, because to us and our customers tea isn’t “just tea”. Kenyan tea is widely considered …Read More