ABOUT US

Founded in September 2008, Alstar Limited is a women-owned company incorporated in Nairobi Kenya. The company has been founded to improve the Agriculture sector specialized in Ethical and Fair-Trade Practices, Environmental Management Systems, Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. Our target is to promote better understanding of these practices, by providing high-quality and cost-effective training, coaching and consultancy. Kenya is the world’s third largest tea producer of which, over 60% is produced by smallholders, representing about 600,000 farmers. Many of these farmers are women who do most of the production activities (about 70% of farm work), while men tend to benefit more from training in sustainable production practices, as well as the income and other benefits derived from Tea and coffee sales.


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Featured products

Green Orthodox Tea Bags

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Green Orthodox Loose Tea

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Purple Orthodox Loose Tea

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Purple Orthodox Tea Bags

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Testimonials

Bob the Musician

Bob the Musician

"Having performed extensively throughout Asia, and having drunk many different teas in Japan, Taiwan and China- I can safely say that the Orthodox teas that Alstar Limited sources are by far the best I have ever tasted."

Lennie Lazenby

Lennie Lazenby

"I first discovered Alstar Limited about a year ago, and have since become hooked Orthodox tea they supply. I brew it up first thing in the morning (it's more refreshing than coffee and does you a whole lot more good), and last thing at night."

Kenneth Mathews

Kenneth Mathews

"The Alstar Limited Orthodox Tea has an outstanding quality and aroma. Alstar Limited truly offers the finest orthodox tea I have ever tested. Your services are excellent and the tea is simply exquisite. This has to be tea at its finest."

Our Clients

Our certifications and quality management systems

We provide the following technical services:

Food Safety Management Systems: 

(ISO 22000-Food Safety Management System)- Food Safety: HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, GFSI, Global Standard for Food Safety (BRC)

Ethical Production:

Fairtrade standards, ETI, Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), SA 8000, Rain Forest Alliance – Farmer Field Schools, 4C code of Conduct, Fair for Life, Business Social Compliance initiative (BSCI) and Organic Agriculture: standards in production and processing

Sustainable and Responsible production:

Farming Family ( Youth, Gender and women in farming), Leadership, Gender Empowerment training, Supervisor Training and Project Management

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems:

help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is compatible with Environmental and Quality management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organizations, should they wish to do so.

Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001- Quality Management System): 

helps organizations to improve customer satisfaction and to continually improve its management system through internal audits and management reviews

Environmental Management Systems: 

systems meant to help organizations to protect the environment, to prevent pollution, and to improve their environmental performance.

Our Partners

partnering with the best

to deliver exceptional quality and value

Blog

Black orthodox tea

To produce the fines tea requires not just the ideal environment but also careful husbandry, skilled harvesting and meticulous processing. Kenyan Orthodox tea are grown on high elevation at the foot of Mount Kenya as Read more…

Green tea

Green tea is made from the leaves from Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Unlike black teas which undergo fermentation thus producing black color upon drying, Green tea is not fermented but is heat-treated to Read more…

White tea

Just like any other Kenyan tea (Black or Green), White tea is also derived from Camellia sinensis. Only the youngest leaves, the buds are gently hand plucked. The buds which contains highest concentrations of catechins, are then Read more…