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.
Kenya Orthodox Tea
More flavourful in taste
Fairly blacker and acceptable style in appearance
Lesser number of grades to offer (limitation in product range)
Sri Lankan Orthodox Tea
Visually more true to type (well made in appearance)
Extra show of tips in tippy grades
More number of grades to offer (more variety in product range
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
Light in colour, fairly bright
Long twisted, semi wiry leaf
Slightly darker to OPA, brisker and bright
More wiry long leaf
Less colour, adequate strength with more brighter with touch of flavour
Blacker, cleaner Shotty in appearance
Good colour, strength brisker and delicately bright
Special Tippy Tea. Well twisted, long particles, big and longer tips
Good colour and
Twisted Golden coloured tips, twisted smaller particles with smaller tips
More colour strength and useful brightness
Twisted smaller fairly blacker leaf
Coloury, thicker with useful brightness
Blacker and cleaner well rolled bigger leaf
Lighter in colour, some strength more brisker and delicately brighter liquor