Anyone for Tea?
Kenya is one of the world’s largest tea exporters, along with the likes of India and Sri Lanka, with tea accounting for around 30% of the country’s export income. It's unique in that up to 80% of its tea is produced by small landholders.
Tea picking is a great source of employment around Kericho, with mature bushes picked every 17 days and the same worker continually picking the same patch. Good pickers collect their own body weight in tea each day!
Despite Kericho producing some of the planet’s best black tea, you will have trouble finding a cup of the finest blends here – most is exported.