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.


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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
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
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