Kenya, which arrived on the tea market only in the twentieth century, has progressively cut out a respectable position for itself. Tea trade provides the country with a large part of its foreign exchange. Today, thanks to its 150 000 hectares of production, Kenya can be proud of being the world’s largest exporter and third largest producer, after India and China. Kenya produces 300 000 tons per year. The largely black teas have an important presence of golden tips which give a full bodied and ample tea. Plantations such as the Marynin, produce interesting dense and round teas.