Every new Satemwa tea bush originates here. They all arrive as cuttings from older and specially selected tea bushes before starting their adult life.
In January each year, the search for the new generation starts, with both fields and bushes specifically selected for breeding the new tea plants. By February, the fresh cuttings are transferred to the nursery.
To give them the best start possible, a special trained worker carefully places the cuttings into small bags. The green plantlets are tightly packed in soil from the field in which they later will be planted. Protective plastic tunnels cover these precious babies for their first six months. Once these six months have passed, the plastic cover is gradually removed over a two-week period. Gently doing so avoids shocking the plants from the now direct exposure to the sun and rain.