History 

The Estate was partially planted with tea in 1966 to about 36 hectares. The area was very remote in the 1960’s and the planting programme brought much needed employment to the area. 
 
In 1973 disaster struck when the Uganda Government, headed by the infamous Idi Amin, directed that all British nationals would be deported from Uganda and were given 90 days to pack their bags and the Estate was nationalised. During the next 20 years the Estate fell into ruin. Buildings were looted for every moveable object and the plantation overgrew and became a mass of jungle. The workforce were devastated and resorted to scraping a living from the land as best they could. 
 
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Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 

Rehabilitation & a return to normality 

In 1994 it became possible for the owners of the nationalised estates to regain possession of their property. In 1994 repossession was granted by the Uganda Government. 
 
In 1995 rehabilitation of the Estate commenced. 
 
The workforce, many of whom were still in the area, returned. The tea bushes which had grown to 25 feet high trees were pruned back, entirely by hand. Large areas of tea had unfortunately died and had to be replanted. The roads were rediscovered after clearing the jungle. Buildings were rebuilt and entirely new management and labour housing constructed. 
 
During this time, the Estate contributed to the community reconstruction of the local church as well as a new Primary School. 
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Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned

Development of the Tea Factory 

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By the Year 2000 all the tea had been brought back into bearing and we were supplying green leaf to a factory some 50kms away. In addition, neighbouring tea plantations were also being rehabilitated by their owners. Gradually, the leaf volumes from the area increased. 
 
In time, neighbouring farmers approached us to take their leaf to the factory along with our own leaf and so these farmers became our outgrowers. Many of these farmers had previously received support from us receiving new plants from our nurseries. 
 
As the leaf volumes increased we then found that the factory that we were supplying was having difficulty to cope with the increased volumes and the cost of transport was now becoming an issue. It was in 2008 that we decided to start construction of our own tea factory. 
 
The construction commenced on the 1st of January 2009 and the factory was commissioned on the 1st of October 2010. 
 
And so Nyambya Tea Company was born... 
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