Tea Brokers East Africa Limited (TBEA) is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certified Tea Brokerage Company in Kenya that was established in 1978. It is licensed by the Tea Directorate and is a member of the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA).
We offer tea brokerage services: tea tasting, tea marketing and selling, tea market report and statistics and factory advisory services. On a weekly basis our producers allocate us teas that we publish in our catalogue. We deliver the samples to the buyers and sale on a weekly basis on the Intergrated Tea Trade System in accordance to the East Africa Tea Trade Association rules and regulations. After its establishment, the company had joint managing directors, Henry de Montfort and David Mathenge. The other directors representing shareholders at the time were George Emkes and Ejidio Wahome.
Over the years, Richard Surrey, Geoff Darrel, Zach Onditi and Ken Mwangi have been at the helm.
Currently the Chairperson Board of Directors is Ms. Judith W. Kibaki and Mr. Samuel Karima is the Managing Director. Mr. Samuel Karima is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and is in the final stages of his MBA at the United States International University Nairobi. Mr. Karima works alongside the experienced Finance Director Mr. Nisar Khalfan who’s been with the company since inception. They lead a diversely rich team of Tea Executives comprising of Mr. Paul Mutegi, Ms Caroline Kariuki, Mr. Weslay Ndubi, Mr. Bernard Mchigani and Mr. Mwariga Mukundi and the Accountant Mr. Ali Omar.
To be the leading tea brokerage firm globally.
To consistently attract, develop and retain our man power talents and competencies through training and empowerment in order to exceedingly meet our customers’ expectations and continuously improve our systems and processes thus delivering excellent service levels to the producers and buyers.