Kenyan Black Tea--Loose Teauser rating
Ajiri Kenyan Black Tea is exceptionally full-bodied and smooth. It is grown in the Kisii Hills of western Kenya, an area known for its abundant rainfall and fertile soil. Labels are handmade by women in western Kenya. Each label is a unique work of art, made using dried banana leaves. The bag inside of each box is tied with twine made of dried banana leaves, and decorated with brightly colored beads made of recycled magazine paper.
About the Producer
Ajiri Tea Company, LLC
Upper Black Eddy, PA
Ajiri Tea is an award-winning black tea grown by small-scale farmers in western Kenya at a Rainforest-Alliance certified cooperative. The word Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili; each box features a label handmade using dried bark from banana trees. Ajiri employs 63 women to make the labels. 100% of profits are used to pay school fees for orphans. In 2011, Ajiri won the Buyer's Choice Award for Best Black Tea at the World Tea Expo, a First Place Award at the North American Tea Championship, and a Gold sofi™ Award for Outstanding Innovation in Packaging Design.