Tea: the hug in a cup.

Rukuriri Tea Factory is one of the 69 Factories managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. It serves 10,720 small scale tea growers with a combined acreage of 1,651.60 hectares.

current payment per kilo Ksh 21.00

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Our Mission

“Tea Evolution: Where Simplicity Meets the Unexpected.”

Our Vision

“Daring to Distill Brilliance: Our Mission is to Define a New Standard in Tea Craftsmanship.”

Our company profile

The factory was built in 1984, and was commissioned for operations later on, on 19.03.1984


The factory is in Rukuriri Sub-Location, Kyeni North Location, Embu County, 6 km from the Embu-Meru highway and 166 km from Nairobi. Rukiriri sits at 1800m above sea level, 0.4º south of the Equator, and 37.5º East Longitude, about 80 km south of the Equator on Mount Kenya’s South Eastern slopes.

Our Products
Black CTC Tea

Black CTC Tea

Black CTC tea: Bold, robust, and quick-brewing black tea with a rich, malty flavor, known for its unique crush, tear, and curl processing method. Energizing and full-bodied.

Embark on a


of excellence

with Rukuriri Factory.

Consistent Output


Precision is our mantra. From lush gardens to skilled hands, expect a unwavering quality in every brew.

Smooth Operations

smooth operations

From cultivation to crafting, our commitment guarantees a harmonious journey from plantation to your teacup.

Cost Reduction


We embrace innovation to streamline processes and trim costs without compromising the essence of our exceptional teas.

Our Impact


Buying Centres




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Special Projects

The Thuci-Hydro power generation project, under construction, will power three Embu County tea factories: Rukuriri, Mungania, and Kathangariri.

Once operational, these factories will be fully self-sufficient in power and sell excess energy to the national grid.

Rukuriri has a significant tree planting initiative, with 228 acres of land and 151,035 eucalyptus trees planted. The factory’s tree nursery produces 70,000 seedlings annually (including eucalyptus, grevillea, and indigenous species), offered at subsidized prices and distributed freely to schools and institutions.

Our Certifications
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