Kericho, KenyaWikipedia: Kericho
Updated: Mar. 8, 2012
About Kericho, KenyaKericho is a district (county-level unit) in southwestern Kenya, located at the western edge of the Rift Valley Province, and bordering Nyanza Province. Unlike most of Kenya, which is semiarid, Kericho, being at a high altitude, has extremely high rainfall and usually daily rainfall. These climate conditions, and the high altitude, makes it ideal for growing the tea plant. The region is naturally covered with evergreen forests, leading this region to be described as the evergreen Kericho Highlands.
This region is home to a large portion of Kenya's tea industry. In addition to small companies such as Chim Chim Tea, large corporations including Unilever also have tea operations based in this area.
Styles of Tea Produced in Kericho, Kenya
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Kericho, Kenya.
Best Kericho Teas
The notion of the "best" Kericho teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Kericho, Kenya, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.