Mombasa Tea Auction temporarily suspends operations following the COVID-19 outbreak

KENYA – Kenya’s sole tea auction, the Mombasa Tea Auction has temporarily suspended operations as of Monday 23, over the government’s rule limiting mass gatherings to not more than 15 people in bid to curb […]

Tanganda Tea reports decline in production amidst challenging operating environment

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s largest grower and producer of tea and coffee, Tanganda Tea Company Limited – a subsidiary of Meikles Limited – reported a decline in bulk tea production during the third quarter and nine […]

Kenyan speciality tea processor secures seed capital from Sinapis

KENYA – Tumoi Tea, a Kenyan speciality tea processor start up has bagged US$10,000 seed capital from Sinapis, a global business accelerator during their annual business plan competition held in Nairobi, Kenya. Tumoi Teas produces […]

Finlays opens US$17m refined tea processing facility in China

CHINA – Finlays, a sub-affiliate of the London-based John Swire & Sons, has opened its first refined tea processing plant in China, located in Guizhou province, after investing 120 million yuan (US$17 million). The plant […]

Netherlands invests US$19m in Rwanda’s maize, potato and tea value chain

RWANDA – The Agricultural Public-Private initiative of Rwanda has received funding worth Rwf18 billion (US$19m) from The Netherlands to support the professionalisation of maize and potato value chain and rehabilitation of tea estate. The four […]

County governments in Kenya invest in cash crop production and trade

KENYA – Kericho County Government is planning to set up a tea factory in the coming financial year, a project that will cost KSh150 million (US$1.5m) in Kenyan’s western region. Alongside the factory project, the […]