JusTea Talks

Nandi Hills Kenyan Tea Farm

Do you know where your tea is from?

Tea is isolated from most drinkers, grown near the tropics in highland farms, but JusTea wants you to be connected to the farmer, the place of production and the way it arrives in your kitchen.   When we walk down the steep path off the dirt road, chickens scatter and dogs bark ferociously. We are […]

Nakura Village, walking to the market. Kenya.

Locals of Nakuru are creating social change by using WhatsApp

“No matter how many written petitions you sent to the county officials they would often end up in garbage bins or ignored somewhere in a shelf. Yet these were pertinent issues. By coming up with a WhatsApp group, the leaders felt challenged to answer the questions raised and it has lead to an informed discussion […]

Paul and Buddha making tea in Kenya

Buddha, Tea, and African Thunderstorms (Part 2)

During our time in Nandi, we often ate our meals together with the Katah family and Buddha, our tea expert from Darjeeling. The conversation most often consisted of stories from the well-travelled life of Buddha, or as he is known in some circles, “Uncle Tiger”, because he used to drive an old Peugeot with the Lion emblem. […]

Meeting to make the best tea possible.

Buddha, Tea, and African Thunderstorms

Paul and I arrived in Nandi Hills with Boaz on the weekend at the end of March. His Toyota pickup was slowly churning up the dirt tracks, billows of dust coating the edges of the tea bushes.  Everyone was anticipating the rain, eagerly watching the towering afternoon clouds only to see them dissolve into a […]