4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition.

Facilitating a world class trading platform for African teas.

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


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


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


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


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





Teas Sold


Teas Sold


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Sorwathe Tea Plantation and Factory

The latest of SORWATHE’s many achievements is being adjudged the BEST OVERALL EXIBITOR 2010 at the 13th Annual Rwanda Trade Fair 2010 held recently and seen in the photo is Mr Cally Alles – Director General just after receiving the trophy.

At the beginning of 2010, Sorwathe was also adjudged as “Investor of the Year for 2009” at the prestigious Rwanda Development Board awards. This award which many aspire to achieve was based on the profitability, forward and backward linkages with local SME’s, job creation, demonstration of Innovation and Technology transfer, Corporate Social Responsible projects, being a role model and reinvestment into business to sustain growth. In addition to this main award we were placed as second runner-up in the “Exporter of the year-2009” category.

SORWATHE is currently the only ISO 22000:2005 and FAIRTRADE certified, ETHICAL TEA PARTNERSHIP participant and RBS – (Rwanda Bureau of Standards) product certified. It is also ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Sorwathe has many first time achievements in Rwanda, the main are as follows. We are the first to build a New Orthodox Tea Factory in Rwanda which is automated and could manufacture both Orthodox and Green Tea. In addition to this we have introduced technology to the Tea industry in Rwanda such as Fluid Bed Driers, Invertors, 3T Stalk Extractors, Enclosed troughs etc. We are also converting 116 hectares of tea into Organic Tea which is another first in the Tea Industry of Rwanda.

Tea Tourism is another of our projects and we have our Guest House with a panoramic view. We have introduced field and factory tours to those who are interested in learning more about Tea.

Sorwathe produces Black and Green Tea, both CTC and Orthodox and White Tea. Currently it is “In Conversion” for Organic. The Annual production is around 3 million kilos of Black Tea which is 15% of Rwanda’s production. In 2007 Sorwathe produced 3.66 million kgs of Black Tea.

Recent Updates

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.

Tanzania says it is willing to set up its own tea auction to rival Kenya's

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


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


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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