Tea Research Institute
Following the enactment of the Kenya Agricultural and Research Act No.17 on 25/1/13, and commencement of the Act on 1st July 2014, four institutions KARI, TRFK, CRF and KESREF were effectively dissolved and merged to form Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Organization(KALRO). There Tea Research Foundation of Kenya is now Tea Research Institute however; the mandate still remains the same.
Antioxidant Capacity of Kenyan Tea

Processed tea is one of the most popular beverages. It is manufactured from the young tender leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. Two types of tea products are most widely consumed; green and black tea.

Tea and caffeine
What is caffeine and how does it effect the body?

Chemically, caffeine (1,3,7 – trimethyl xanthine) is an alkaloid and a member of the xanthine family. It is odourless, non-toxic, has a bitter taste and is highly soluble in hot water.

Tea Research Institute Seminars

We have released this year's Tea Research Institute Seminars programme. The seminars will be based on important thematic areas.

The 1st African Tea Convention and Exhibition


Tea Research Institute is actively involved in the forthcoming 1st African Tea Convention and Exhibition hosted by EATTA.The East African Tea Trade Association is delighted to invite all to the 1st African Tea Convention & Exhibition to be held on 20th- 22nd July 2011 at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa - Mombasa, Kenya. This will be the first African Tea Convention & Exhibition ever to be held in Mombasa by East Africa Tea Trade Association.

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