Black Teas from Africa
Kenya is located on the eastern part of Africa bordering the Indian Ocean and shares boundaries with the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. The hot and arid Great Rift Valley cuts through the center of the country separating the lofty Highlands mountainous range on each side. Kenya's main tea growing region is found there at altitudes ranging from 5,000 to 9,000 feet. Kenya produces mainly black teas that are full bodied and bold.
Rwanda is a country in Central Africa west of Kenya and Tanzania (who it shares a border with). The conditions in the mountains in the west of Rwanda are ideal for growing tea. In fact tea was first introduced here in 1958 and now has become one of the largest exports for this small country.
Tanzania is located on the East coast of Africa south of Kenya. There are three main growing regions for teas: the north-west, the north-east and the Southern highlands.