Kenya is the largest tea growing country in Africa and ranks fourth in the world for tea production. Kenyan tea producers are making multiple green and white natural teas, grown at high altitudes. These teas are strictly seasonal in order to achieve the best quality and character, whilst receiving minimal handling and processing.
Tea is Rwanda's largest export as the fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate are perfect for growing tea plants. Tea leaves can be seen covering the mountains – creating a stunning contrast to the blue skies, dirt roads and sunshine. Malawi is Africa’s second largest tea producer behind Kenya. In the past Malawi mainly produced CTC teas that were prized for their bright color and rich flavor. But just like other African tea regions, the producers are beginning to manufacture more unique specialty teas. Tanzania is the fourth largest tea producer in Africa after Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. It contributes approximately 1% of the total tea production worldwide with around 32,000 tons produced annually. Like Kenya, most Tanzanian tea is CTC produced for use in tea bags and blends. It is traditionally a strong, robust tea with a fruity flavour.