Milima Estate Tea - Wholesale
A top grade tea with good tips. It is sturdy and full-bodied with complex malty flavours and an outstanding finish.
Loose Leaf Tea Ingredients
About This Loose Leaf Tea
The Milima mark is manufactured at Saosa Factory which was built in 1929. This is the only factory in East Africa producing orthodox style leaf. This special mark is produced from a delicate clone which was developed at African Highlands Produce - Applied Research Department. The clone develops a distinct floral characteristic during the cooler months of June and July when the bush growth is slow. We only buy Milima at this time to obtain the best quality. The leaf is selected from the most suitable clonal bushes on estates Kaproret Saramek and Chemase. Teas for Milima are grown at 6000 feet or higher. Milima means 'mountain' or 'high place' in the local Kenyan 'Swahili'language.After plucking first thing in the morning the leaves are gently rolled in order to maintain the floral character and obtain the twisted leaf appearance. After 3 separate rolls the leaf is allowed to oxidize before being dried than then sorted