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.
But that’s not all on offer. When enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Kenya Tea Bags can promote wellbeing in a plethora of ways. Notably, it can improve cardiovascular health, aid digestion, support the immune system and reduce the risks of type-2 diabetes. There are even studies suggesting that Black Tea, regardless of the type, can promote weight loss.
Kenya Tea History
According to legend, 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.
However, his crop, situated at an elevation of 7,200 ft, succumbed to the immense heat. McDonell then tried corn and flax - both of which likewise failed in the fierce African sun.
In 1918, following nearly ten years of disappointment, McDonell received a visit from a friend in India. The companion in question brought with him Tea saplings from the Camellia sinensis var assamica plant, which he encouraged the Scot to grow. To McDonell’s delight, the 20 acres of Indian Tea flourished, ultimately creating one of the most popular varieties in the world.
Kenya Tea Today
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.
An estimated 50% of the UK’s Tea imports originate from Kenya. One such example is, of course, our very own Kenya Tea Bags. When it comes to quality and consistency, as well as extraordinary taste, you would be hard-pressed to find a better brew.
Why not try this delicious, invigorating infusion and find out what makes it so immensely popular?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Kenya, East Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon, honey, milk or sugar - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy sweet, malty, chocolatey notes with smooth, earthy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Kenya Tea Bags
In 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.
It’s important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing preliminary research.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening