|Crop Improvement and Management Programme|
Thus, the Institute has earmarked to release, by 2015, at least three improved stress tolerant high yielding clones that will produce better black tea quality. The Institute will also release at least two more clones for production of high value diversified tea products such as green (non-fermented), white (silverly tips), oolong (semi-fermented) and naturally caffeine-free teas that are rich in antioxidants..
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.
The following laboratories offer services:
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.