State-of-the-art Emrok Tea Factory in the Nandi Hills is now making a range of specialty large leaf teas to meet the growing interest around the world in large leaf orthodox green, white, and black African teas.
Established in 1962 with 1,000 acres of purely clonal tea plants, the factory is one of the most modern in Africa, and uses a unique continuous automated withering process which is critical for the production of consistently good quality tea.
There are also three main production lines – two CTC, one commercial orthodox line installed in 2016, and one specialty orthodox line installed in 2015 for the production of high end teas such as the SFTGFOP black and the ‘purple mist’, made from the new purple tea cultivar. Fresh leaf is sourced from the Ogirgir Tea Estate, where the factory is located, and from 3,000 neighboring smallholder farmers.
The range of specialty teas consists of SFTGFOP1 black orthodox made with one leaf and a bud, and winner of a gold medal in 2016 at the North American Tea Association competition in San Antonio, Texas; SFTGFOP, FOP, and OP black orthodox teas made with two leaves and a bud; mystic jade green orthodox; and a white tea made from single buds. The factory also produces GFOP, PEKOE, GFBOP, FBOP, BOP, BOPF, and BOPD grades.
All the teas are European Union compliant and 100% pesticide free, Rainforest Alliance certified, Ethical Tea Partnership compliant, and USDA registered.
Learn more: www.emroktea.com