REGION 5: KERICHO HIGHLANDS
Toror, Tegat, Momul, Litein, Chelal, Kapkatet, Mogogosiek, Kobel ,Kapset, Rorok, Kapkoros, Tirgaga.
Located to the west of one of the Kenya’s most crucial water towers the mau forest complex, the well manicured tea farms of Kericho give rise to the awe inspiring green lush that is a site to behold. Kericho highlands tea catchment lies on the west side of the mau forest and extends to join the Kisii highlands further west. This catchment experiences a dual type of rainfall received throughout the year, it is ensconced between the mau forest and lake Victoria which is less than 100 km to the west.
Kericho highlands tea grows at 1500-2150 meters above sea level. The multihued nature of the taste of Kericho tea might be explained by the varied soil types which consist of well drained, shallow to extremely deep volcanic types. These factors combine to bring out the easy going vibrancy of Kericho highland teas. The tea possess unique characteristics, having a golden reddish tinge and a two range taste appeal combining medium pungency with mellow aroma and the other featuring full scent with a mild flavor, this teas offer a unique burst of experience with every sip.