Ajiri black tea is produced by a cooperative of small-scale farmers where it is grown on one and two-acre shambas in Kisii Highlands of Kenya.  The farmers pluck the top two leaves and a bud by hand.  Handpicking the tea ensured that the highest quality tea is always is always produced.  High in antioxidants, Ajiri Tea is coppery in appearance, rich in body, and deeply pungent with distinctive flavor.  All net profits from Ajiri Tea sales goes toward educational assistance to Kenyan orphans.

In Kenya, it is especially difficult for women to find employment.  But once employed, these women tend to reinvest nearly all of their earnings back into families and communities. Women in the Kisii region design and handcraft each Ajiri Tea label using dried bark from banana trees.  No two labels are alike.

Buying Ajiri Tea helps orphans, and provides a unique box for keepsakes when the tea is gone.  I like adding one teaspoon of Ajiri to my English Breakfast Teapot.  It adds a robust flavor that improves the whole pot.

Ingredients: Black tea from Kenya