Rwanda tea fetches premium price at Kenya’s Mombasa auction

Rwanda’s export credential is growing and tea is a major part of it.  As it is, Rwanda’s tea continues to sell at a premium at the Mombasa auction, outdoing price offers from other regional countries as international buyers stay choosy on quality.

Market data from the auction shows the price of Rwandan tea at $3.02 a kilo in the sale held Tuesday last week, against Kenya’s tea at $2.72, Burundi $2.44, Uganda $1.27 and Tanzania’s $1.15 for the same quantity.

The value of Rwandan tea has been on an upward trend since the beginning of the year on the back of high demand.

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“There are specific attributes, including quality, which buyers look at when they are buying tea at the auction.

Rwanda has always stood out as the best,” said a tea broker.

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