Fairly traded teas from a Kenyan cooperative. Tumoi Teas is staffed, managed and owned by by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers in Nandi Hills of Kenya. They make Black, Green, Oolong and Purple tea. They invest money back in the farmers and the young people of Nandi Hills. They are building a better community through (good!) tea. They use natural process and their teas are grown without the use of pesticides. Four new teas are now in the shop.
Nandi Hills Black
Two leaves and a bud are carefully hand-plucked and fully oxidized to create this unique, long leaf black tea. Wonderfully malty and smooth on its own, this tea should be enjoyed without milk or sugar. The liquor tastes of Walnuts, dark chocolate with a trace of smoke. The leaves are suitable for multiple infusion.
Green tea from Kenya! A clean and smooth green tea that is unlike any other green tea on the market. Whole tea leaves steep multiple infusions of vibrant green liquor. A must-have for any green tea drinker! Crisp asparagus, fresh cabbage and toasted oats notes.
There really is not much oolong made in Kenya.However, this oolong tea is meticulously crafted in small batches. Hand-plucked, withered, tossed, panned, rolled and then dried, these complex processing steps result in an exquisite cup of tea. Smooth floral flavours with a hint of honey. (it is this tea in the above poto)
Purple ta comes from a unique cultivar which instead of producing green leaves produces purple ones. The purple comes from anthocyanins They are processed much like a Japanese green in order to preserve the antioxidants. The tea tastes like sweet plum and fresh spring greens.