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This is Kenya’s leading export crop. Kenyan tea is famous the world over for its consistent high quality throughout the year.

Support institutions in the tea industry

1.    Tea Board of Kenya (TBK)

This is a government parastatal charged with the overall function of regulating the tea industry. The responsibilities of the board include:-
a) Licensing of tea growing, manufacture & export;
b) Carrying out research through the Tea Research Foundation (TRF);
c) Promoting the Kenyan tea trade worldwide.

For more information about the Tea Board of Kenya, please visit their website:, or contact the:

Managing Director
Tea Board of Kenya
Naivasha Road
P.O. Box 20064
Tel: +254-20-572421/97, 574445/6
Fax: +254-20-562120, 576337
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2.    Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA)

This is the main tea development agency responsible for all small-scale tea growers in Kenya. It accounts for almost 60% of Kenyan and 6% of global tea production. Currently, it has 51 tea manufacturing factories under its management. Each factory has a capacity of processing about 3 million kg of tea per year, with a total output capacity of about 156 million kg per annum.

For more information about KTDA tea processing, grading and marketing, please visit the website:, or contact the:

Managing Director
Kenya Tea Development Agency
Moi Avenue
P.O. Box 30213
00100 GPO NAIROBI, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-221441
Fax: +254-20-211240, 210636, 245773
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3.    Kenya Tea Growers Association

This is an organization of large-scale tea producers in Kenya. The principal functions of the association are:-
a) To promote issues of common interest in cultivation, manufacture and marketing of tea;
b) To promote good industrial relations by ensuring sound wage policies and good labour relations.

For more information please contact the:

Chief Executive
Kenya Tea Growers Association
P.O. Box 413
Tel: +254-44-20039
Fax: +254-44-20536


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