Tea Pluckers in Nandi Hills, Kenya

Photo Blog from our Recent Kenya Trip

This past July, the JusTeam made our 7th trip to Kenya to visit our incredible farmers. We’ve grown tremendously over the past year and it was a great opportunity to connect with those who grow and handpick your tea leaves. They make it possible for us to provide quality teas and we’d like to share some photos that were captured during this trip.  See the entire album here.

Grayson Jacob Purple Tea Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grayson and Mzee Jacob have been working together for years now and it is a relationship that will last a lifetime!  Jacob is holding a giant tea seed in this picture!

Tea Field Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The spectacular Nandi Hills tea garden.  Every leaf is plucked by hand for your tea cup!

Jacob Purple Tea Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacab Katah proudly showcases fresh, hand-plucked purple tea from Nandi Hills.  Purple tea is a cultivar of camellia sinensis assamica and was discovered in Kenya 25 years ago. The reason it is called Purple Tea is because the bushes actually flush purple leaves due to a natural genetic mutation (non-gmo) in the leaf pigmentation. Very cool!

Green and Purple Tea Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful purple/green tea garden.  Kenya is situated directly on the equator so farmers never spray any chemicals on their tea leaves.  So it is always a heatlhy, clean cup of tea for you!

Children Purple Tea Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hide-and-seek in the purple tea leaves.

Chamomile Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our organically grown Kenyan Chamomile is blended with our herbal teas to create exquisite caffeine-free teas.

Purple Tea Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only the top two leaves and a bud of the Purple tea bush are carefully hand-plucked.

JusTea Tumoi Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bain and Katah Family: Gregory, Jamilla, Grayson, Boaz, Paul, Jacob.  These are our key team leaders in Kenya.

Tea Pluckers in Nandi Hills, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plucking tea leaves is hard work and usually begins early in the morning before the day gets too hot..

Paul and Wycliffe ReunitePaul Bain and Wycliffe always love reconnecting.  Wycliffe is the star of our JusTea video!

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