Process of Sourcing teas for Majani Teas - Step 1
We at Majani Teas strive to bring you the best Kenyan teas that are out there. We go to small scale tea farms like this one here to buy our teas. From the more than half a million family farms we have selected the most experienced of them.
A good tea farmer in Kenya strictly follows the time honored tradition of developing a 'table' on his farm. A 'table' is when a farmer prunes/cuts his bushes to reach waist length and trains his bushes to grow in a fashion that looks like a table or field if viewed from above, hence the name. Most people ask me, "how do you walk in between the tea bushes?"
Most farmers know how to walk and dress for circumventing the narrow space in between the bushes. This practice is encouraged because it cuts off all light to the bottom. It is the same phenomena in rain forest canopies. In this way, no weeds get to grow in between or on the bottom of the bushes since photosynthesis is not possible in the dark.
What does this mean for the farmer, consumers and Majani Teas?
Producing teas in this way means that farmers do not have to spend money buying herbicides or expensive chemicals to eradicate weeds. Plants that would transmit fungal diseases do not grow and that way we at Majani are able to source completely organic teas.
Obviously, we are lucky too that the altitude is too high for most bugs to survive and therefore no need to protect the plants from bugs, mites, or other creatures that would be interested in making lunch out of the tea bushes.
We at Majani appreciate this practice that Kenyan farmers have adopted for generations and are always ready to explain when visitors ask how come our tea farms look like playing fields and lack the lines/rows you notice in tea farms elsewhere.
Now you know why you should enjoy Majani Teas knowing that the product is just as good as nature intented and products like these are what human being were and should enjoy to stay healthy!!