INDEPENDENT KENYA TEA COMPANY ‘DIPS’ IN TO BRITISH MARKET
Kenya Tea UK has launched a collection of premium teas, locally and ethically sourced from Kenya, to create an unrivalled brew for the British market.
In a market worth £450 million (Statista report, 2015) Kenya Tea UK is already differentiating itself. It is one of the few importers to provide a high-quality product, not blended or weakened with other variants, to deliver a distinctive rich aroma.
Kenyan tea is special owing to a number of unique factors that come together to create the perfect environment. This includes the right weather, soil, altitude, leaf-plucking methods and manufacturing process.
Peter Kamau, managing director of Kenya Tea UK, said:
“As some of the biggest tea-drinkers in the world, Brits have a distinct knowledge and appreciation for fine artisan products. As an independent curator and supplier of Kenyan teas, we are able to oversee every step of the process. From partnering with sustainable farmers approved by the Rainforest Alliance, to ensuring tea leaves are properly picked, packed at source and shipped to market within shortest time possible to retain their freshness. The result is a premium product with distinction, unspoilt by mass-production.”
The company uses sustainable farmers certified by the Rainforest Alliance and works with local suppliers ‘Union Tea Brokers Ltd’ to source the finest produce from high altitude tea plantations.
Freshness is key to this high-quality product. Within 14hrs of being picked, the leaves are already being processed to lock in their freshness and quality. From here the product travels to Mombasa – the heartbeat of Kenya’s tea export, where its journey continues across the waters and straight into your cuppa!
The Kenya Tea UK product range below is available to wholesale, retail and consumers:
- Premium Loose Tea
- Our Premium Loose Tea is sourced from Kenya’s finest high altitude tea plantations with black tea in its purest form for those who want to create their own unique mixes or enjoy the tea as it is.
- Premium Everyday Tea
- Our enveloped Premium Everyday Tea Breakfast Blend teabags offer a convenient way to enjoy premium Kenyan tea wherever one might be – in a hotel, at a café, or in the comfort of home.
As well as selling direct to consumers, Kenya Tea UK works with a variety of business partners from restaurants to retailers, offering trade discounts for bulk orders. It also offers catering packages designed for the on-trade market.
The company will be showcasing their range at the forthcoming European Coffee Expo at Olympia, London (22-23 May, 2018) at stand H23.
For more information, please visit www.kenyatea.co.uk.