Kenya Tea Development Agency was formed on the privatization of Kenya Tea Development Authority in June 2000. It took over the assets; liabilities and the mandate of the Authority.  The new terms applying to the Agency are contractual agreement with the independent tea factory companies it manages.

The Agency is contracted by the tea factory companies to:

  • Manage tea cultivation
  • Develop and maintain tea husbandry
  • Collect, weigh, handle and pay farmers for green leaf delivered
  • Manufacture green leaf into tea
  • Market the manufactured tea
  • Develop and provide sound technical, financial and managerial infrastructure
  • Provide services in procurement, ICT and HR