Month: October 2017

Kenya Kangaita Fair-trade Black Tea

Kenya Kangaita Fair-trade Black Tea

Region: Kinrinyaga district of Kenya Harvest season: All year Cultivar: Assamica hybrid The tea-processing plant in Kangaita was built in 1965. Located at high altitude, close to 6,250 feet (1,900 m), it processes the leaves of some 3,700 small growers. The product of assamica tea […]

Tan Huong LT Green Tea

Tan Huong LT Green Tea

Translation: Name of the growing cooperative and the name of the cultivar Region: Thai Nguyen Harvest season: March to November Cultivar: LT Tan Huong LT tea comes from the Thai Nguyen region north of Hanoi. Tea is the principal crop here, and the garden is […]

Nepal Fikkal Certified Organic Green Tea

Nepal Fikkal Certified Organic Green Tea

Region: llam Harvest season: April to June Cultivar: Yabukita (Japan) and AV2 (Darjeeling) The Nepalese tea industry produces mostly black teas. This plantation is entirely devoted to the cultivation of organic green tea, making it an unexpected find A recent project, it is a collective […]

Ceylan Uva Adawatte Black Tea

Ceylan Uva Adawatte Black Tea

Region: Uva Harvest season: July to October Cultivar: Assamica hybrid Sri Lanka is blessed with a terroir that is ideal for the cultivation of tea and an expertise inherited from the great tea plantations of India. The Uva region is traditionally famous for its high-grown […]

Tea History In African Countries

Tea History In African Countries

As happened in many countries that turned to tea growing in the 19th century, the establishment of tea cultivation in Africa was a direct result of European colonization. The first tea gardens to be planted on the African continent were created on an experimental basis […]

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