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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 well with it’s PD tea being first in it’s class. PD tea refers to the term Pekoe Dust, this is a robust, bright reddish brown tea perfect for tea drunk with milk.

The weather has held fairly stable over the last weeks, which has benefited the consistency of the tea bushes growth. This is why tea is well suited to Kenya’s equatorial climate, unlike a monsoonal climate the Kenyan high altitudes are more stable and consistency produces a better, stronger tea.