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Kenya Set To Begin Exporting Specialty Tea To China

This is following the signing of an agreement that will see the Chinese traders buy 5 million kilos of specialty tea worth 7 billion shillings for three years.

Two Chinese companies will provide tea manufacturing machinery and technical expertise to at least 5 tea factories in Kenya in order to enhance the production of specialty tea.

The export will then be increased to over 30 million kilograms annually valued at an estimated 40 billion shillings within the next 10 years.

Currently, Kenya produces 1 million kilos of specialty tea in three factories in Thika, Muranga and Nandi.

China imported 1.3 million kilograms of tea from Kenya in 2018, representing a 33% growth in tea exports to china compared to 2018.

Speaking during a meeting with a trade delegation from china, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri revealed that the government is also in talks with Russia to find market for orthodox tea. 

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