Welcome to AFFA Tea Directorate

The Tea Board of Kenya is mandated to license tea manufacturing factories; carry out research on tea through its technical arm, the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya; to register growers, buyers, brokers, packers, management agents and any other person dealing in tea; and promote Kenya tea in both the local and the international markets. The Board also disseminates information relating to tea and advises the Government on all policy matters regarding the tea industry.

News Highlights

The listed items have been prequalified for the financial year 2012-2014, however, as per the Directive in regard to the youth, women and people with disabilities, the Board intends to set aside 30% of the requirements to meet the same pending new prequalification’s due in March 2014
Tea Board of Kenya and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have announced the launch of a new online portal that will enable tea industry stakeholders to interact with their regulator TBK online. The online portal has automated TBK’s processes...
Although Kenya is ranked third in annual tea production after China and India, she has the highest productivity (yield per hectare) compared to other major tea growing regions worldwide .This is attributable to deployment of appropriate Research and Development technologies in the production value chain as spearheaded by the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK).