Tea Research Institute Laboratory services main objective is to provide reliable, accurate and timely analytical testing services on all issues relating to tea throughout Kenya. Advancements in analytical services have improved from common analytical services to more sophisticated analyses like molecular biology analysis.
Tea Research Institute has also been handling analyses of advisory samples for both tea and non-tea growers. These services are either free or a nominal fee is charged. For the tea growers but for non-tea growers, the services are rendered as consultancy services and charged accordingly.
The following services are offered in the various laboratories:
Tea Research Institute recently restructured its operations to move away from Departments, which are administratively oriented to programmes approach which is demand driven. Research at Tea Research Institute is currently is being conducted in four thematic areas namely:Crop improvement and management.