Our tea operations include growing, processing, warehousing and marketing of bulk tea through the Mombasa auction and through direct sales to customers overseas. About 99% of the produce is exported to United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East Countries. Our tea farms are located in the highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik and Nyamira areas. The operations comprise four large tea estates covering 1,463 hectares and two CTC tea factories (Kipkebe and Keritor) with a combined capacity of between 12,000 and 15,000 MT of black CTC tea annually. Green leaf to the factories is supplied from our own farms and from selected out growers in the region. Out growers contribute about 40% of our green leaf intake.
Our tea estates
Below is the range of our offerings in tea which are produced in six distinct marks, namely, Kipkebe Mark, Keritor Mark, Magura Mark, Sakawa Mark, Kiptenden Mark and Sett Mark:
- We produce primary grades including BP1, PF1, PD and D1.
- Secondary grades include BP, PF, F1, D, D2 and BMF