As the country celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Kenya will be joining in the celebrations with Maasais giving away Kenyan tea gift packages to London commuters. The event will take place at London Bridge station on Friday 8th June between 6.30am and 10am.
Maasais in traditional dress will hand out a total of 24,000 teabags at London Bridge as part of Kenya Tourist Board UK’s campaign. Each package will contain eight teabags provided by the Kanyenya Tea Estate near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.
Kenya is proud of its longstanding relationship with the royal family and the country became part of history when in February 1952 a 25-year old Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya when she received news of her father’s death and learnt of her succession to the throne.
With tea drinking a rather British tradition and tea being one of Kenya’s largest exports, the tourist board therefore decided a tea giveaway would be the perfect way to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Kenya as the place where her reign unofficially began. Each tea packet will include a note which reads, ‘In 1952 a young lady arrived in Kenya as a Princess and left as a Queen…come and start your story in Magical Kenya’.
The Kenya Tourist Board has partnered with Royal Tea of Kenya and the Maasai Arts Organisation to organise the event, with UK tour operator Hayes and Jarvis providing a special Kenya holiday package to feature on each tea gift for those inspired to venture to Kenya themselves.
From majestic Mount Kenya, to the iconic Maasai Mara, to its stunning Indian Ocean coastline – Kenya offers a range of landscapes, cultures and experiences for every visitor.
So be sure to head down to London Bridge Station on Friday 8th June to pick up your Kenyan tea gift courtesy of Kenya Tourist Board UK!
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