At Lipton®, we don’t just supply tea around the world, but we farm it too. Either on our own plantations, or by working closely with over 600,000 small farmers and 1,000 plantations around the world. It’s a big job. But we’ve discovered that small things can make a huge difference to local environmental sustainability and the people who live there. Here are just some of the things we’ve done on our Kericho plantation in Kenya.
START THE DAY WITH A BURST OF SUNSHINE
Kericho is set at 6,000 feet above sea level and gets a stunning 10 hours of sun every day. Tea thrives on sunny weather – in fact, every cup of Lipton tea you’re tasting is from leaves that have soaked up over 4,000 hours of sunshine. What a way to start your day!
Other than sun, the humble tea plant can grow on anything from sea level (Assam tea is perfect for that height) to 8,000 feet. Our Kericho estate is at a higher elevation than some. Which means the tea grows slower but has a greater aroma and a more delicate, richer flavor. To maintain the highest quality possible, our tea is always packed within 24 hours of picking it from the bush. And to do that, we have a lot of people to help us.