Since 2012, we have been working with the Katah family, and the Nandi Hills community, to establish Kenya’s first-ever “Artisanal Tea Cottage Factory” called Tumoi Teas. This small specialty factory is processing orthodox teas that have never been seen before in the world market: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas. Tumoi Teas is fully staffed, managed, and owned, by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers in Nandi Hills. The Tea Board of Kenya, has granted us one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas.
We are leading the research and processing of new Kenyan teas, but more importantly, we are providing steady employment where there wasn’t any before. We are currently employing 8 tea workers at the tea cottage, 30 people to hand-pluck leaves in the garden, and over 10 small-scale tea growers. We are paying sustainable wages and we are investing in rural community’s. JusTea’s ethical tea partnership with Tumoi Teas offers you a unique tea with a story – justly made tea.