Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Kenya Tea Bags come from the East African country of the same name. Each pocket of goodness is of single-origin, with close associations with the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd (KTDA).
When brewed, it boasts a beautiful golden liquor and a robust, malty flavour. Additionally, every sip offers distinctly sweet notes. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
It’s worth noting, too, that our wholesome, invigorating Kenya Tea Bags contain a higher amount of caffeine. This stimulating chemical compound, as most people will know already, provides an energy boost upon consumption.
Specifically, it has around 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup, which should, in theory, be more than enough to start your day the right way.
History of Tea in Kenya
According to legend, drinking Tea dates back to 2737 BCE. Kenya Tea, in particular, however, only came into existence in 1903. The first person to plant Tea in Kenya was a British settler called G.W.L. Caine - albeit for ornamental purposes.
It would take a few more years before someone else, specifically a Scot named Arnold Butler McDonell, realised its commercial potential.
In 1910, Mr. McDonell purchased 350 acres from the British government to establish a farm 20 miles from Nairobi. Initially, he had planned to grow Coffee throughout his plot at Kiambethu - but his crop failed.
In 1918, following nearly ten years of disappointment, McDonell tried planting Tea of the Indian Camellia sinensis var assamica variety. It worked.
Where is Tea Grown in Kenya?
The legacy of Arnold Butler McDonell remains as strong as ever. There are around 550,000 Tea farmers in Kenya today, most of whom are small estate owners.
Much of the country’s crop comes from the highlands within relative proximity to the Rift Valley. It often grows at high altitudes between 1,500-2,700 metres, which contributes significantly to its outstanding quality.
The Truth About Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics
Have you ever wondered “what are Tea Bags made of?” The answer, in most cases, is Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics. This isn’t the way we do things, however, having recently introduced our Tea Bags without plastic.
These we make using a combination of wood pulp and vegetable starch, which is technically classified as a “bio-plastic.” Although not a perfect solution, it is better than petrochemical materials.
Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we’re continuously striving for a more sustainable future in the industry.
Our Kenya Tea Bags stand testament to our ongoing effort. Perhaps best of all, this has no influence on its remarkable character and profile. You can compost them, too, thus making it a win on all fronts. Why not buy eco-friendly Kenya Tea Bags today?
How to Brew Kenya Tea Bags
1, Position the Tea Bag in your cup.
2, Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water.
3, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, or milk alternatives, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Kenya Black Tea Benefits: The fact that this infusion is a Black Tea means that it boasts two particularly special antioxidants, theaflavin and thearubigin.
These chemical compounds do much to support your health and wellbeing, including combating free radicals in the body. In doing so, your morning cuppa can reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening