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  • Tinderet trials Enviro-Loo

    As part of the Williamson Tea Foundation’s on going efforts to improve the sustainability of each of our farms and the lives of the many families that call them home, we are delighted to be trialing a set of new Enviro-Loos. Enviro-Loo’s are the market leaders in sustainable, off grid, dry sanitation. Developed in South […]

    16 January 2019
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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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  • Introducing Pink Paisley stocked EXCLUSIVELY in WAITROSE!

    INTRODUCING PINK PAISLEY…. We are delighted to announce our new caddy design which is available EXCLUSIVELY IN WAITROSE!  Our signature caddies are now available at Waitrose stores across the UK. Designs include our Regal caddy and this stunning new playful paisley addition, available only in store! Find your nearest Waitrose store here with their branch finder. You can see […]

    21 February 2018
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  • For the love of elephants! WIN AN EXCLUSIVE PRIZE

      Valentine’s Day is a time for love and we are sharing our love for elephants! We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Love Brand to offer one lucky winner – an exclusive Valentine’s collection for him and for her worth over £140 – A Limited Edition Mother Love Tea Caddy […]

    8 February 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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  • Little Acts of Kindness

    THE WEATHER’S GETTING COLDER… With the winter season upon us and festivities around the corner, we take a little time to reflect on the good we can do. As a company we are always pushing the boundaries of sustainability and positive impact, but as individuals we like to start the season with little acts of kindness. […]

    13 November 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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  • 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 […]

    1 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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  • 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 […]

    11 August 2017
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  • 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 […]

    14 July 2017
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