Kenyan CTC Black Tea

Discover a delicious blend of premium, strong, full-bodied black tea in every sip.

In 2020, According to AFA (Agriculture and Food Authority) Kenya produced 569.53 million kgs of tea which is estimated to have earned the country $1 billion in export revenue.

For Kenyan tea market reports, download:

Kenya Tea Industry Performance 2019

Kenya Tea Industry Performance 2020


As the world’s biggest exporter of black tea, the bulk majority is produced using the Crush-Tear-Curl (CTC) process method to form small granule particles.


Coloury, Strong, Aromatic and Delicious with milk and sugar, these teas fill commercial faster brewing tea bags worldwide unlike the bulkier lighter orthodox tea. 

Read more on the benefits of blending with Kenyan tea.

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Kenya's Liquid Gold - A World Favourite

A leading producer of black CTC, Kenyan tea endears to packers and importers spread across the world as this map shows. Amongst many reasons why, is a robust flavor that can stand up well with milk, as tea is often drunk worldwide.

CTC Black Tea

CTC Kenyan tea tends to be blends of tea leaves harvested from more than one plantation during harvest. After processing these are graded into 3 main varieties,


  1. Broken Pekoes made from broken leaves

  2. Pekoe Fanning variety, which makes up the bulk of the production and finally,

  3. Pekoe Dust - powdery in nature.


Certain markets with strong tea preference also favour other more powdery and fibrous lots such as Fannings

and BMF.

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Quality by Design

Kenyan tea manufacturers have traditionally preferred the CTC method of production.

For experienced tea connoisseurs, the grades below serve as a guide of what is on offer to grow your business. 


For the beginner, our tea master will recommend based on your target marketand the quality of tea leaves required. 

Primary Grades

BP1 – Broken Pekoe 1

Curly blacker granule type

PF1 – Pekoe Fannings 1

Blacker curly smaller granules

PD – Pekoe Dust

Blacker even grainier

Dust 1

Blacker more powdery

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Reddish liquor with better strength and flavour

Reddish, coloury liquor with better strength and flavour

Coloury thicker liquor with useful strength

More coloury thicker liquor

Secondary Grade

BP – Broken Pekoe

Blacker bolder granules

Dust / Dust 2
Very powdery tea


Black leaf with more fibre

PF - Pekoe Fannings
Neatly cut fibre with black leaf

BMF - Broken Mixed Fannings
Fibrous tea

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Coppery Bright

Lighter in colour, less strength but with flavour

Coloury/ darker thicker liquor

Coloury reddish thicker liquor with useful strength and taste

Coloury reddish thicker liquor with useful strength and taste

Coloury thicker liquor with better strength