Merry Christmas from Kenya

This week, Boaz brings two goats from rural Kenya to Nairobi as a Christmas gift for everyone. Goat meat is a popular animal eaten in Kenya to celebrate Christmas. Since it is not possible to deliver the goat meat to everybody, Boaz will be gifting the two goats to a children’s home in Nairobi. Lastly, Boaz wishes to all the tea farmers, all members of JusTea, and all of JusTea customers and supporters a very Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Kenya

This week, Boaz brings two goats from rural Kenya to Nairobi as a Christmas gift for everyone. Goat meat is a popular animal eaten in Kenya to celebrate Christmas. Since it is not possible to deliver the goat meat to everybody, Boaz will be gifting the two goats to a children’s home in Nairobi. Lastly, Boaz wishes to all the tea farmers, all members of JusTea, and all of JusTea customers and supporters a very Merry Christmas.

Live Q&A: Tea Farmer Jacob

This week, we hosted a Live Q&A session with the legend himself, Mzee Jacob. Jacob has been in the tea industry for over 40 years, with a focus on small scale farming. His favourite part about farming tea is that it is a sustainable crop and grows particularly well in Nandi Hills. He explains that Purple Tea leaves were introduced by the Tea Research Institute because the tea farmers in Kenya wanted a commercial utilization for tea, as well as something that is exciting and new to the industry. Jacob adds that the farmers plant pesticide-free teas and do not use any harmful chemicals.

Asante Sana From Kenya!

Asante Sana! This week, Jamila says thank you to all of their partners, farmers and of course, all of you, for making 2017 such a great year! On December 9th, the live chat session will teach us how to process tea. We will learn the details of how freshly plucked tea leaves are transformed into the delicious ! On December 16th, Boaz and Jamila will host another Q&A session. Boaz will answer all tea-related questions, and Jamila will answer questions about the current education and literacy program. The following Saturday, we will join Jamila at a Christmas party, where we will get an insight into how Kenyans celebrate Christmas. Finally, on December 30th, the live chat will feature an interview with a very special Kenyan tea farmer (you’ll have to wait to find out who!). He will tell us what it is like to be a farmer in Kenya as well as any challenges and opportunities he has encountered. This month’s Live Chat sessions will cover a myriad of interesting topics, so stay tuned!