Tanzania Tea Packers Limited (TATEPA) started in 1995 via the
acquisition of some of the assets of Tanzania Tea Blenders, which was
then part of the Tanzania Tea Authority.69 The Tanzania Tea Authority
(TTA) was transformed in 1998 to a government agency, now Tea
Board of Tanzania (TBT), which since then regulates the Tanzanian tea
sector.70 In 1999, TATEPA went public on the Dar es Salaam stock
market (DSE). It became the third largest company at DSE in 2008.
TATEPA owns 75% of the stock