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Kenya Kambaa BP1
Kenya Kambaa BP1

Kenya Kambaa BP1

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Country of origin: Kenya
Region: Kiambu
Shipping Port: Mombasa
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe 1)
Altitude: 5900 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: CTC (cut, torn and curled)
Manufacturer: Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA)
Cup Characteristics: Very malty flavor that has light hints of currant. With milk the cup is bright golden and inviting.
Infusion: Bright and coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Kambaa is one of the premiere factories under umbrella of the KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Authority -a state run corporation). Each factory in the KTDA relies on the ‘small holder’ (small individual family farming unit) to provide the green leaf for the making of black tea. Within the KTDA there are 150,000 small holders supplying green leaf to 39 factories scattered throughout the tea growing districts of Kenya. Despite such a diverse supply of green leaf to the various factories there is very rigid quality control mechanisms in place, which ensure that farmers tender top quality produce. Kambaa is consistently within the top 4 quality tea estates of the KTDA and indeed Kenya.
Tea is a very important product for Kenya. The industry provides employment for several hundred thousand people from the small holders through to the steamship companies that transport the tea around the globe. Tea is a relative newcomer to the Kenyan agricultural scene. Tea was started by British planters after the Second World War. Many of these planters were feeling unwanted in India (India achieved independence in 1947) and migrated to Kenya. Despite a ban on the transfer of plants and information, these planters smuggled Indian tea plants into Kenya. The plants thrived in the Kenyan climate and today Kenya is the world’s largest exporter of tea.
Hot tea brewing Method: As with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn (previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends to be flat tasting, steep for 3-7 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup, add milk (do not use cream) and sugar to taste

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