4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition.
PHOTOS

Facilitating a world class trading platform for African teas.

EATTA at a Glance

EATTA at a Glance

The East African Tea Trade Association is a voluntary organization bringing together Tea Producers, Buyers (Exporters), Brokers, Tea Packers and Warehouses, all working to promote the best interests of the Tea Trade in Africa. Currently, membership comprises over three hundred companies extending across the East and Central African borders. EATTA mandated to promote and facilitate the interests of all the stakeholders in the tea trade in Africa by creating an enabling business environment geared towards maintaining global standards and delivering tea products to the customers in the most profitable way.

Vision: To be the leading tea trade association globally

Mission: To facilitate a world class trading platform for African teas and provide sustainable service to members.

Core Business

TEA AUCTION

Promotion of orderly sale of tea among members in Africa through facilitation of the Mombasa Tea Auction operations and ensuring compliance with the constitution.

LOBBYING & ADVOCACY

To lobby regulatory and statutory bodies in member countries to create an enabling business environment for our members along the value chain.

MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT

To facilitate effective access to market and other relevant industry trade information.

INFORMATION CENTRE

To compile and circulate statistical information to assist members in their operations.

Recent Updates

EATTA POSITION ON THE REVIEW OF DRAFT TEA REGULATIONS, 2020

EATTA POSITION ON THE REVIEW OF DRAFT TEA REGULATIONS, 2020

06 May 2020

The performance of the tea industry is vital to the Kenyan economy. Tea accounts for approximately 26% of Kenya’s export earnings and is one of the leading foreign exchange earners...

Tea Farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

Tea Farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

05 August 2019

Tea farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

EATTA calls on farmers not to focus solely on raising tea volumes

EATTA calls on farmers not to focus solely on raising tea volumes

05 August 2019

The East African Tea Trade Association is appealing to tea farmers across the country to focus on producing higher quality tea rather than simply going for volume. Watch video here.

Brief on Tea Regulations 2020

Tea Quality & Processing Training - Kericho, 14-16 October 2010

East African Tea Trade Association organized a Tea Quality & Processing Workshop on  the 14th and 16th  October, 2010 in Kericho at the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.

The workshop was officially opened by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EATTA - Mr. Nelson Orgut. The participants had been drawn from Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. The facilitator of this training was be Prof. Martin Obanda a renowned Tea scientist with the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.

The training covered actual training in a tea farm and factory in addition to the following topics among others:

  1. Proper tea husbandry and cultivation
  2. The Tea plant, varieties clones, types of processed tea (Green, Black, Oolong, CTC, Orthodox)
  3. Chemistry of tea leaf
  4. Effects of black tea chemical and sensory quality
  5. Climatic conditions, rainfall patterns, geographical production, fertilizer, plucking standards, methods, intervals
  6. Post harvest leaf handling
  7. Types of maceration, CTC, LPT, Orthodox, fermentation and effects on chemical and sensory quality of black tea dryin

The training covered various aspects of the chemistry of tea and the different chemical components that make up the different types of tea including the two major types of pigments that make up black tea i.e.  “Theaflavin  and “Thearubigin”. The training also covered tea husbandry and cultivation as well as the process of plucking and the importance of plucking two leaves and a bud and the different levels of polyphenols and catechins found in the leaves and buds of tea.

During the training there were visits to Kitumbe tea factory run by James Finlay and Kapkatet Tea Factory run by KTDA. 

Membership & Affliliation

Kenya Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Kenya Employers
International Tea Committee
 
 
 

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

East Africa Tea Trade Association is a non-profit organization

ADDRESS

1st Floor, Tea Trade Centre - Nyerere Avenue
P. O. Box 85174-80100
Mombasa - Kenya

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tel: +254 41 2228460 / 2220093 / 2312336
Cell: +254 733 208700/ 722 208699
Fax: +254 41 2225823

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