Our Story

Melvin Marsh International, is a female-led enterprise founded by Flora Mutahi. In 1995, she set out to revolutionize the food industry, and she did just that.

Our journey begins in the lush tea fields where our leaves are nurtured with care. We source our tea sustainably and responsibly, not just as a commitment to the environment but as a promise to the hardworking farmers who are the heartbeat of our industry. Melvins believes in providing more than just fair compensation; we strive to empower these communities, fostering sustainable practices that ensure a brighter future for all.

Melvin Marsh became a pioneer in the industry when we launched Kenya’s first free flowing salt, which was closely followed by flavoured teas that have become an iconic marker of Kenyan excellence.

“We believed that people craved exceptional flavors for everyday enjoyment,” shared our founder, whose vision aimed at establishing a world-class company with a portfolio of robust Melvins Brands. But this was no easy feat, as the manufacturing industry is male-dominated even to this day.

Melvins takes the ordinary and turns it into the extraordinary, bringing joy to tea enthusiasts around the world. With each flavor, we invite you to taste the essence of our heritage and the boundless creativity that fuels our brand
Melvins is more than a brand; it’s a tribute to the resilience of women in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Our story is the story of perseverance and determination, the story of women who dared to challenge norms. In every cup, you taste not just tea but the triumph of women who’ve paved the way, and continue to uplift other women to succeed as well.

As you explore the pages of our website, we invite you to become a part of the Melvins story—a narrative of passion, innovation, empowerment, and the transformative power of a humble leaf. Cheers to the extraordinary in every sip, and the remarkable women behind the blend.