Mombasa, Kenya: Today, Rwandan tea from Nyabihu Tea Estate hit a record breaking price for its BP1 grade that was sold at US$ 7.22/kg at the East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA) tea auction. Gisovu attained US $ 7.16, Kitabi US $ 7.20 and Rubaya US $ 7.06.
These are the first highest prices realized at the Mombasa tea auction since 1956 when EATTA (East African Tea Trade Association) was established.
The good prices are attributed to the sustained focus of the Government of Rwanda’s policy on high quality exports, very much valued feedback from the buyers of Rwandan tea and continuous engagement with farmers, pluckers and tea factories together with the Rwanda Tea Association and the tea farmers Federation.
On behalf of the Rwanda tea fraternity, our gratitude goes to our valued buyers that have continued to show confidence in Rwandan tea.