Technique: Tea Growing

Tea Growing

Kenyan artisans and farmworkers at JusTea grow 100 percent natural, fair trade teas and hand-carve olive wood spoons. These techniques have been passed down across generations, in Nandi Hills, for approximately 100 years. To produce most tea flavors, the day-long process includes hand-plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. It is completely pesticide-free, and chemicals are not sprayed on the leaves at any step of the process. The olive wood spoons are carefully hand-carved by members of the Makweni carving community. To carve and bead the olive wood spoons, the process takes approximately two to three hours. Furthermore, for every 100 spoons that are created, one tree is planted. JusTea is a pioneer tea producer because the team works directly with tea farmworkers to work toward a brighter future.

Ajiri sources its delicious, hand-picked tea from the Nyansiongo Tea Factory in Kisii, Kenya. The factory is owned by nearly 20,000 small-scale farmworkers, each of whom owns a quarter to two acres of land. They grow their tea organically, as there are no natural pests to tea in Kenya. The Rooibos, a caffeine-free alternative to the black teas and coffee, is sourced from a large plantation in South Africa.

Each tea box is completely recyclable, as are its contents — even the tea bags are biodegradable. The labels are made from once-dried paper, dried banana bark, and water hyacinth, an invasive weed found in Lake Victoria.

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Black Tea

$ 12.00

Relax with a lovely and soothing cup of tea. This box of 20 tea pyramids contains tea that is organic, rich, and full of flavor. Every purchase empowers tea growers...
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Details

  • Steeping Instructions: Add one sachet to 500 ml. of water.
  • Tea is grown organically.
  • Includes 20 tea packets.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Black Tea

$ 12.00
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Earl Grey Tea

$ 12.00

Relax with a lovely and soothing cup of earl grey tea. This box of 20 tea pyramids contains tea that is organic, rich, and full of flavor. Every purchase empowers tea...
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Details

  • Steeping Instructions: Add one sachet to 500 ml. of water.
  • Tea is grown organically.
  • Includes 20 tea packets.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Green Tea

$ 12.00

Relax with a lovely and soothing cup of green tea. This box of 20 tea pyramids contains tea that is organic, rich, and full of flavor. Every purchase empowers tea...
ONLY 2 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Steeping Instructions: Add one sachet to 500 ml. of water.
  • Tea is grown organically.
  • Includes 20 tea packets.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Green Tea

$ 12.00
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Tulsi Tea

$ 12.00

Relax with a lovely and soothing cup of tea with tulsi, or "holy basil." This box of 20 tea pyramids contains tea that is organic, rich, and full of flavor....
ONLY 4 IN STOCK, ORDER SOON.

Details

  • Steeping Instructions: Add one sachet to 500 ml. of water.
  • Tea is grown organically.
  • Includes 20 tea packets.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

Ask us a question

Tulsi Tea

$ 12.00

 

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