photo: tea pots on the camp fire

photo: tea in the sahara

tea planting in the kericho region of kenya

Between the Rift Valley and Lake Victoria, the region of Kericho lies at an altitude of 2,200 metres (7,200 feet); its soil has been impoverished by erosion, but its daily abundance of rain and sunshine makes it suitable for tea-planting. During the harvest, only the top leaves are picked. Every plant has its own unique … Continue reading

tea, tourism and travel in the news: africa

Tanga, the best kept secret getaway– The East African [October 2010] When most people think of tourism in Tanzania, they only imagine the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and of course Zanzibar. The truth is that Tanzania has many other attractions off the beaten track and the port city of Tanga … Continue reading

tea, tourism and travel in the news: kenya

Tea sector earnings to touch a five-year record – Daily Nation [October 2010] “The performance is quite tremendous in terms of production volumes and foreign exchange earnings,” Tea Board of Kenya managing director, Sicily Kariuki, told a media briefing in Nairobi. Currently, tea is Kenya’s second foreign exchange earner after horticulture, while tourism is third.  … Continue reading

black tea news from kenya

There has been a lot of press coverage of the great tea news out of Kenya this week. Kenya’s central bank have said that tea output rose 61 percent in the first five months of the year due to good rains.  Kenya has also seen a boost to it’s tourist arrivals further boosted earnings in the sector.   Tea, … Continue reading

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