Tea growing in Kenya

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Kiambethu Tea Farm

 

Situated at 2,200 metres, thirty km from nairobi, Kiambethu has been the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya.  The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house, set amidst beautiful, english style gardens has been home to four generations.

Arrange to arrive at 11:00 and over a cup of tea, the process of making tea is informally explained by the genteel Fiona Vernon.  Following the chat, you can take a walk in the nearby indigenous forest with the resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plans and explain how they are traditionally used.  

Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the veranda with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills.  A delicious lunch is prepared with vegetables from teh garden and desserts topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows. 

http://www.kiambethufarm.co.ke

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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