Tea in Kenya

Kenya prides itself as one of the world’s leading black tea producers. It was introduced to Kenya in 1903 by G.W.L. Canine and in the 1930’s commercial planting began. Although planting was cut back in 1933 because of a depressed market, tea is today one of Kenya’s most important cash crops. In Kenya, there are both large plantations and what are called smallholdings. Kenya is the largest producers of tea in Africa, and it has quadrupled its exports over the last decade. Tea is also one of the most important drinks in the country itself. (Source: teaboard.or.ke/sample-page/about-kenya-tea)