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Kenyan Orthodox Black Tea

A Fine Collection of Garden Fresh Kenyan Orthodox Tea

Consumers buying black Orthodox teas are looking for a delightful tea experience from their cup of tea.


They appreciate the skill and labour needed to produce these teas. Because of this, they’re prepared to pay more for loose tea leaves or pyramid tea-bags.


Graded by leaf size, texture, and appearance, the dedication and care for the quality of tea packed is complemented by production, quality assurance, and packaging facilities that are globally competitive.


Get our exclusive range of Kenyan whole tea leaves, fresh from the gardens, and sold as the first-ever-sale of Kenyan premium Orthodox teas at the Mombasa Tea Auction in 2020.

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Kenya Orthodox Tea

  1. More flavourful in taste

  2. Fairly blacker and acceptable style in appearance

  3. Lesser number of grades to offer (limitation in product range)

  4. Less availability

Sri Lankan Orthodox Tea

  1. Visually more true to type (well made in appearance)

  2. Extra show of tips in tippy grades

  3. More number of grades to offer (more variety in product range

  4. More availability

Quality by Design

Although the process of making fine black tea is simple in its essentials, expertise, experience and a ‘feel’ for the task are absolutely essential to success.


Explore our standards below, specially curated by some of the
best industry insiders.

Samples available upon request.

Kenya Orthodox Tea Profiles

How Black / Clean / Neat
Will reflect on quality of appearance (from brightness to dull appearance)
Visual cup colour and Taste


Long loosely twisted leaves, slightly larger leaf

Bright infusion

Light in colour, fairly bright


Long twisted, semi wiry leaf


Slightly darker to OPA, brisker and bright


More wiry long leaf

More bright

Less colour, adequate strength with more brighter with touch of flavour


Blacker, cleaner Shotty in appearance

More bright

Good colour, strength brisker and delicately bright


Special Tippy Tea. Well twisted, long particles, big and longer tips

Very bright

Good colour and

more flavour


Twisted Golden coloured tips, twisted smaller particles with smaller tips


More colour strength and useful brightness


Twisted smaller fairly blacker leaf

Coppery bright

Coloury, thicker with useful brightness


Blacker and cleaner well rolled bigger leaf

Coppery bright

Lighter in colour, some strength more brisker and delicately brighter liquor

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