Kenya gets new tea market in Iran and Russia after UN embargo lifted

KTDA national chairman Peter Kanyago speaks at Gathuthi Tea Factory in Nyeri on January 17, 2016 during an annual general meeting. He said the agency has found new markets in Iran and Russia for orthodox tea. PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kanyago said the current production of orthodox tea is not sufficient to meet the new market demand.
  • The Iran and Russian markets require at least 10 to 12 million kilogrammes of orthodox tea.
  • Kenya only produces three per cent of the tea from three factories in the country.
  • KTDA intends to bring to eight the factories across the country producing this tea.

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has found a new markets for tea in Iran and Russia after the United Nations lifted a 10-year embargo.

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