The Kenyan delegation, headed by the Mr. Samuel Ogola, Head of AFA Tea Directorate visited Russia with a special intention to negotiate and discuss cooperation with the largest players of the Russian tea business.
Mr. Samuel Ogola, Head of AFA Tea Directorate: "Today Kenya is one of the leading tea exporters globally. According to Tea Directorate statistical data, Kenya exported 415 thousand tons of tea in 2017. Total amount of tea production was 440 thousand tons in 2017. Kenya exported more than 16 thousand tons to Russia in 2017. Russia is the key strategic market for us, we will make an effort to strengthen our positions and to set up mutually beneficial cooperation with Russian partners."
The special Kenyan tea event was organized on 6th of June in Moscow by Agriculture and Food Authority of Kenya (AFA) - Tea Directorate of Kenya, supported by the Kenyan Embassy in Moscow.
Mr. Samuel Ogola, Head of the Agriculture and Food Authority - Tea Directorate, Mr. Hillary N. Kyengo, Interim Ambassador at the Kenyan Embassy in Moscow and other Kenyan delegation members, Russian Ministry of Agriculture and Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade representatives were the special guests of the event.
The event was attended by Russian tea producers, including LLC Van Rees, Riston, Sapsan, May company, RusTeaCoffee Association and Rosorganic union, tea experts and Russian media.
During the event all the guests had an opportunity to try different varieties of the Kenyan tea. Participants enjoyed special taste-off show, prepared by a tea chief Eugenia Yarchenko.
Mr. Samuel Ogola, Head of AFA Tea Directorate: "We would like to encourage the tea consumption culture development in Russia, offering high quality products. Kenyan tea has unique features and very special flavor. It can easily become the favorite drink of Russian tea fans."