Tea was introduced in Africa at the end of the 19th century. Tea plantations concentrated in the 1920’s in Mozambique and Rhodesia (modern Zimbabwe).
A little later, tea production expanded to Cameroon and Burundi, although the British influence in Kenya made it the tea hub for Africa from the mid-1920’s onwards.
Gradually becoming the 4th biggest tea producer worldwide, Kenya has been the leading tea exporter since 1996.
The red earth of Kenya, surrounded by eucalyptus trees, now produces some of the finest teas on the planet such as Marinyn and Kericho, a tea available in whole, broken or golden tip leaves. Some varieties from the Cameroon highlands have a particularly attractive chocolate taste.