Kenya Tea Bags
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Kenya has a rich and growing tradition when it comes to crafting the perfect brew. Located in East Africa, the country has a fascinating, if somewhat short history with tea. Our Kenya Tea Bags are of single estate origin in close association with the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd (KTDA). It offers a beautiful golden liquor and a potent malty flavour with distinct sweet notes.
While loose leaf teas are rarely a bad option, sometimes the fast-paced societies we live in require convenience where possible. Kenya Tea Bags provide the same delicious tastes as any loose leaf tea, but with the added bonus of having to hand an ‘on-the-go’ beverage. So, brew up with ease, and also reap the benefits of frequent Black Tea consumption.
Like any other Black Tea, Kenya Tea Bags can improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function, and boost the metabolism. It can also maintain oral health, and even reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes. But for those who enjoy tea for taste and taste alone, our Kenya Tea Bags are, quite simply, a fantastic choice. Bring to life the spirit of Kenya. Enjoy our Kenya Tea Bags today and forget about the hassle of loose leaf!
The history of tea allegedly began in 2737 BCE. Kenya Tea, on the other hand, was only started in 1903. The first person to plant tea, albeit for ornamental purposes, was a British settler called G.W.L. Caine. Like many before him, however, Caine had failed to see the commercial potential of growing tea in Kenya. It was not until a few years later, in 1910, that a Scot called Arnold Butler McDonell purchased 350 acres from the British government, moving to Kenya to establish his own farm, Kiambethu, 20 miles from Nairobi.
Initially, McDonell had planned to grow coffee, but at an elevation of 7,200 ft, his crops soon failed. He then tried corn and flax, which both wilted in the fierce African sun. After nearly 10 years of disappointment, McDonnell was paid a visit from a friend in India, bringing with him a few tea samplings of the Camellia sinensis var assamica plant. In 1918, Arnold planted 20 acres of tea and to his delight, the bushes flourished. To this day, Kiambethu Tea Farm is still run by the McDonnell family and is one of many establishments in Kenya producing some of the finest tea in the world.
Of the 550,000 tea farmers in Kenya today, most are small estate owners, just like the Kiambethu Tea Farm. Much of Kenya’s tea is grown in the highlands west of the Rift Valley at high altitudes between 1,500 and 2,700 metres. In particular, the Kericho region is especially important for tea production, as well as the highlands east of the Rift Valley and much of Central Kenya.
On a whole, Kenya exported $680.6 million US dollars’ worth of tea in 2016. This accounted for 10.4% of the world’s total tea exports, only behind Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, at US$1.3 billion (19.2%) and China at US$1.5 billion (22.8%). The UK imports over 50% of its tea from Kenya, a small percentage of which will pass through The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company’s very own Kenya Tea Bags stand testament to its immense popularity.
Type of Tea: Black Tea Bags.
Origin: Kenya, East Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Near enough every accompaniment tastes good with Kenya Tea (within reason). Choose honey, lemon, milk, or sugar. Better still, serve black and enjoy the full flavour of this tea.
Tasting Notes: This warming, invigorating brew offers sweet, almost chocolatey notes with smooth, earthy undertones. Embrace strong malty flavours coupled with a delicate aftertaste to finish.
Colour in Cup: Amber liquor with honey-golden highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Choose Kenya Tea Bags for enhanced cognitive function. In the UK alone, an estimated 750,000 people suffer from conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with the number set to double in the next 40 years as Britain’s population ages. Could Black Teas such as Kenya Tea be the answer? Quite possibly.
This is according to new research published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”. It stated that experts had conducted a study at the University of Singapore. This saw some 2,500 people aged 55 or over undergo a test to measure their cognitive function. When the experiment was repeated 2 years later, results established that those who had drunk two to three cups of black tea a day during the 2 year period were 55% less likely to be subjected to cognitive decline. Meanwhile, those who had drunk six to ten cups a day were up to 63% less likely.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening