Tea Time

I’ve been hearing about the Kiambethu Farm http://www.kiambethufarm.co.ke/ for quite some time.   I have never really known what to expect, but I knew the minute that our friends Rhett and Erika confirmed that they were coming to Kenya, that we would have to go.

A kid free, adult outing.  Exciting.

Kiambethu Farm is located in Limuru, Kenya.  http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SKPB_enUS324US324&q=limuru+kenya  A gorgeous place to be.

tea fields on our way into Kiambethu Farm

Upon arrival to the farm we walked the English Gardens on the property

After walking the gardens, we were invited inside for a cup of Kenyan tea

Kenyans, with the British influence, take tea with milk. It's pretty tasty actually.

After grabbing a cup of tea and a few tea biscuits, we all grabbed a seat and prepared for our tea lesson from Fiona, 3rd generation owner of the farm.

Fiona describing the different varieties of tea that can come from one stem

We each had our own tea sprig to look at during Fiona's talk

After our tea lesson, we went for a walk through a section of a 6 acre native Kenyan forest. 

Our guide, Kiamani, is a 3rd generation Kenyan to have lived and worked at Kiambethu Farm.  He pointed out many native trees important to the culture of the Kikuyu tribe, of which he is from.

Kiamani at the start of our forest walk

walking through the forest, of course, the stragglers in the back goofing offTea has been grown in this area since 1922 when the forest was cleared by the British Farming companies. The last leopard was seen there by Kiamani in 1968.

Smile

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lindsey on January 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Looks & sounds amazing! You did a GREAT job with all your plans! Looks like there was never a dull moment! Miss you!

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  2. Posted by Lindsey on January 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

    By the way, you look amazing! You’ve got the pregnancy glow, that’s for sure!

    Reply

  3. Posted by Will and Gail Cook on January 18, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Hi Anne and Ian. I have been following your blog for a while – long story how I came across it. Will has encouraged me to say “Hi” rather than being a peeping tom. I was sure your wouldn’t remember us but we did spend a lot of time together in chem lab and other classes. Plus – we are just so unforgettable *smile*!
    It is so good to see what you both are doing and love seeing the pictures of you and your beautiful children…praying for May baby #3. How long do you plan to stay in Kenya? What a great experience for your family. Thank you for putting your memories out there for us to follow along with.

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    • Posted by mayfamily on January 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

      Will and Gail Cook!
      Of course we remember you guys silly! You were (are still I’m sure) a beautiful person, inside and out, played a good game of intermural softball, and endured chem lab with the rest of us! I would love to hear some time how you came across the blog….it is fun to find out who the people who are actually reading it are!

      Find me on facebook under Anne Frahm May and we can chat some more!

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      • Posted by Will and Gail Cook on January 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

        Yay to be remembered…and I had totally forgot about intramural softball. My brain has probably blocked it out for some self-preservation ha ha ha.

        I am not on facebook yet – kind of a silent protest but I do have a blog of my own (not as great as yours). Can you access my email through the comments? If not reply me back and I will give it to you and then we can play email and blog tag. Isn’t technology great? I love that I can “talk” to you and you are on a completely different continent. G

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