Our Story

Melvin Marsh International is a Kenyan based family business that first begun with the production of Kenya first free flowing salt- Melvins Flow salt, in 1995. Soon after, Kenya’s first flavored teas was launched under our renowned brand – Melvins Teas.

Before Melvins, the world of tea looked very different. Tea was tea, sometimes with milk and sugar often just plain. Then, in 1995, along came our CEO and Founder Flora Mutahi, a tea fanatic, determined to change the world of tea in Kenya.

“We felt that people desired exceptional flavors which could be enjoyed every day” said the founder who had a vision to build a world class company with several strong Melvins Brands. The selection from their first flavors, blending and tasting, and even early packaging, were all driven by a commitment to meet this need “she says.

Our guarantee:

Founded on a passion for the finest tea, we focused obsessively on building a world class company with several strong Melvin’s brands. We flavor our teas with only 100% natural ingredients. The result – A range of teas that were flavorful, fun and refreshing.

Over the years as our reputation grew, and our reach spread, it became equally obvious that people throughout the country shared this desire for a cup of tea that was much more than simply refreshment, but an enjoyable, memorable and a satisfying experience, leading to the launch of our very own first Tea House – Melvins TeaHouse in the upmarket Lavington Mall.

Today, Melvins Teas serves millions of cups a year. The product base has expanded to include lines; not only flavored teas but herbal and fruit infusions including green, orthodox and purple tea.

Founder's Story

The Story Begins

Flora Mutahi dedicated her life to the world of Tea when in the 1990s, she saw a tea market that was flat. She also wanted to change the narrative of people going on coffee dates by popularizing tea dates through the provision of tea in a variety of forms, since tea is a beverage found in many African homes. She had big dreams. She wanted to bring flavored tea to tea lovers in Kenya and beyond. She had to compete with existing brands.

Many said that hers was an impossible dream, but loyal tea drinkers around the world made her dream a reality. In 1995, she launched her own brand – Melvins Teas; the first flavored teas in the Kenyan market. Melvins brought naturally flavored, rich in taste and natural goodness, beginning with Melvins Tangawizi (ginger) tea, Masala tea, Cinnamon tea, Vanilla teas, Melvins Berry Blast, Melvins Hibiscus, Melvins Chamomile, Melvins Green Tea and Mint, Melvins Green Tea and Lemon grass and Chai Afya .

Our Guarantee

We flavor our teas only with 100% natural ingredients. We do not use any additives or preservatives. This guarantees that our product retains its natural freshness.
Our teas are promptly packed in pouches ensuring it reaches the customers’ factory fresh.

Our Core Values

Passion in our creative nature and passion for excellent results.

Integrity at the heart of everything we do and building lasting relationships with our clients.

Commitment to our company. We are our own champions and we strive to create sustainable , long term relationships not just because its a smart financial practice , but because it’s the right thing to do.

Nimble with evolving technological advancements , demographic changes and increasing customer’s expectations.

Innovative with our ideas, concepts and processes essential to the continued success of the business.

Community with the people, their interactions and the relationships that we form, because above all else, people and not things are what matters the most.

Melvins Teas Cares

For over the years, we have helped improve the quality of life in various communities. We’re transforming lives by building healthier communities, empowering youth and creating economic opportunities.