Renovated by this very engaging couple who want to transform the tea experience in Kericho Town. Helen, is a real tea connoisseur. You should see how her eyes light up as she explains the different types of tea and how we get the worst of the worst tea in many of the facilities we go to. So, instead of sitting back and complaining, Helen and her partner, Titus, have taken over a 1940 house located on the vast Kaisugu Tea Farm, right next to the highway, to run a one-of-its-kind tea stop that includes a tea shop as well as accommodation facilities. The tea shop is open to the public but the accommodation facilities are still under renovation. They hope to be done before Mashujaa Day celebrations.
I am a sucker for rustic places and get lost in old houses…especially such types that are common in the Highlands like Nyeri, Kericho, Kitale. I often dream of the parties and conversations that such houses hold in eternal secret. But I digress.
Chai Square served us tea and large mandazis. I am not a tea connoisseur. I doubt any full-blooded Luhya is. We just love tea. Period. But I enjoyed the love and finesse with which it was served.
So…I’ve booked my room for October since I plan to attend the Mashujaa Day celebrations. But whether you are there for a long stay or a stopover, do visit them. They are also within walking distance of a very serene botanical garden and dam called Chesimot run by Chesimot Tea Estate (please check out their lovely photos online), which is managed by Kaisugu tea farm. And of course, the many other activities that Kericho has to offer. They also serve this amazing mursik that they package from a sister company.
We didn’t have enough time to cover the picnic area but worry not, because, for sure, Kericho is indeed calling me back home…