Late last year, Zawadi African Tea
, importers and wholesalers of organic black teas grown by family farmers in the highlands of Kenya, launched the Kenyan AIDS-Orphaned Rescue Campaign, donating a portion of their profits to orphans whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS.
Members of the East African Tea
Traders' Association might be forced to seek alternative markets elsewhere, the paper added, quoting the association's chairman, George Waireri.
The African tea
market is thriving with tea production expanding in East and Central Africa, and with consumption growing in the North and the West of the continent.
One kilogram of black African tea
sold for 210 afs and the same quantity Vietnamese green tea for 180 afs.
Both Malawi and Rwanda have raised diplomatic and trade relations with Kenya as their blossoming tea industries depend on the East African Tea
Trade Association (EATTA), which runs the Mombasa Tea Auction, for the sale of their tea.
Award-winning Fairtrade organic coffee brand Percol has just produced a new range of African tea
, hot chocolate, instant and ground coffee to help raise money for Children in Africa.
The nursery is based on an African village with jungle huts, African music, a gift shop full of fair trade African art and a small cafe selling African tea
, coffee and food," he says.
The Pimple Pack sells for pounds 15 and includes a 30g pot of Themba, 10mls of African tea
tree oil; a travel-sized 5g pot of Themba and some cotton buds.
Kenya: The African tea
giant, presented in detail in an article in T&CTJ's September 2015 issue, draws about 26 percent of its foreign exchange earnings from the tea sector.
However, the price of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour stayed stable at 1,280 afs, a 24-kg sack of rice at 1,800 afs, a five-liter tin of Momin oil at 380afs, a kilogram of African tea
at 210afs and a kilogram of Vietnamese tea at 180afs.
Last year we had two supermarket chains from the UK trying to establish linkages with Kenya tea growers and exporters to value add at source," says Peter Kimanga, the chairman of the East African Tea
Trade Association (EATTA).