"We passed through the vast Tanganda tea estates"
The first tea bushes came to Rhodesia from India, smuggled in a box in 1924 by Mrs Florence Phillips, an Assam tea-planter’s wife. The harvest was such a success that a company, Ward and Phillips (Pty) Ltd, was established.
Tanganda Tea Company is the largest tea producer in Zimbabwe. It is headquartered in Mutare (formerly Umtali).