DetailsCountry of origin: Kenya
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe 1)
Altitude: 5900 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: CTC (cut, torn and curled)
Cup Characteristics: Very malty flavor that has light hints of currant. With milk the cup is bright golden and inviting.
Infusion: Bright and coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Kambaa is one of the premiere factories under umbrella of the KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Authority -a state run corporation). Each factory in the KTDA relies on the small holder (small individual family farming unit) to provide the green leaf for the making of black tea. Within the KTDA there are 150,000 small holders supplying green leaf to 39 factories scattered throughout the tea growing districts of Kenya. Despite such a diverse supply of green leaf to the various factories there is very rigid quality control mechanisms in place, which ensure that farmers tender top quality produce. Kambaa is consistently within the top 4 quality tea estates of the KTDA and indeed Kenya.
Kenya is the world's 3rd largest exporter of tea.